Either teach the film first to hook students into the content or afterwards as a “reward” for pushing through the challenging text. (You may be in a school who is not film friendly, sorry! Show ’em a lesson plan.) Maybe start with an Activator Guide to assess what students know and don’t know about the topic/the theme. There will likely be large gaps in context. So this film, Bling, does a great job of filling in the blanks and providing some hooks for you to “hang-on” the new learning. A Long Way Gone is also on Audible for those of you who need to differentiate instruction. Students will love these two as a pair and learn a lot too.
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