Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Arresting Philippe Petit- Right or Wrong??? - Section 2: Should He or Shouldn't He?


Why do students always like the video better?  Is it the change in technology?  Should I even expect students to choose a book over a movie?  Every time I hear that another movie is being made from a book, I read the book to my class in hopes that they will like the movie better but it never works and this video was no exception!!  Except for a few students, they all liked the video better.  I wish I could figure out how to instill the love of a book in all of my students- but I will keep trudging ahead looking for books to inspire them and hopefully- one day- they will all find a book to fall in love with that IS better than the movie!!

  Why Do They Always Like The Video???
  Intrinsic Motivation: Why Do They Always Like The Video???
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Arresting Philippe Petit- Right or Wrong???

Unit 6: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT write an opinion about whether or not Philippe Petit should have been arrested or not after listening to a piece of historical fiction and watching actual footage of a historical event.

Big Idea: Learning how to express an opinion with details and facts is an essential life skill.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Genres (Reading), opinion, The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, history
  60 minutes
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