Reflection: Accountability Transcendentalism in Modern Film: Pursuit of Happyness - Section 3: Transcendental Analysis


Typically, I collect work to give feedback. I didn't with this assignment, though, because I knew students would need it on the following class day AND the day after for two separate assignments. Plus, the intrinsic motivation for this assignment was high. Students enjoy watching [good] movies, and I find that they almost always do the work associated with those movies simply because they are interested. This lesson was no exception.

  Intrinsic Motivation
  Accountability: Intrinsic Motivation
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Transcendentalism in Modern Film: Pursuit of Happyness

Unit 4: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Lesson 14 of 17

Objective: SWBAT analyze a modern film by applying transcendental characteristics to film events and characters.

Big Idea: "Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something" (Pursuit of Happyness, 2006). Analyze modern film to engage.

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English / Language Arts, nonfiction (analysis), Nonfiction Literature, pursuit of happyness, film analysis, movie analysis, viewing guide
  190 minutes
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