In carrying out its mission, the Clearinghouse attempts to remain eclectic, and thus presents information from various schools of philosophy in order to inform its audience of the diversity of thought in the mental health field.
Rationale for Using the Movie: The Post shows an inflection point in U. Presidency by rejecting prior restraint on the publication of government secrets, except in extreme situations in which there would be "direct, immediate, and irreparable damage to the nation or its people.
The film illustrates many of the forces that came together or competed against each other in the struggle over the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
In addition, The Post shows a female executive struggling to gain acceptance in a male dominated world. The movie also touches upon the Vietnam War, a whistle-blower who was willing to go to jail to expose the truth, and the abandonment of the formerly cozy relationship between the press and the government.
Students can watch, discuss, and write about this dramatic event and its importance in American history. Click here for the Learning Guide to The Post. Click here to watch it free on the Internet. Cesar Chavez was more fantastic than we ever imagined! Not only was he an advocate for farm workers and a practitioner of nonviolence, he was: Respect for All is a supplement for any unit on U.
Genesis has a special reason for the trip: The movie illuminates the leadership of Chavez and his relevance to modern-day issues of social justice.
It shows that the country's most famous Latino-American leader was much more than an advocate for farmw orkers. He was motivated by a core belief that respect should extend to women in the workplace, to gays and lesbians, to all races and religions, and even to animals.
He fought for these causes long before most of them became a part of the national dialogue. He didn't compartmentalize them as separate issues, seeing them as pieces in the larger inclusive tapestry of American culture.
Chavez was a moral pioneer extending the ethical principle of respect to everyone and to all sentient beings. He is a model for the inclusive and courageous leaders sorely needed in the U. Click here for the Learning Guide to Cesar Chavez: The documentary Happy moves from the slums of Kolkata, to Manhattan, the bayous of Louisiana, Japan, Denmark, and tiny Bhutan, telling stories about happiness.
The audience is introduced to the rickshaw driver who lives in a slum but is happy nonetheless; the once-pretty woman whose face was run over by a truck who is getting ever closer to her baseline happiness; the short order cook who goes into a flow state flipping fried eggs; a man who has found contentment taking care of dying people; and several more.
Through the medium of film, supported by class discussion and writing assignments, students will carry these examples forward into their lives.
Between the stories, the movie presents psychological insights from the new discipline of "Positive Psychology," a scientific effort to study what makes people happy. Topics include, the hedonic treadmill, the usually quick return to baseline happiness after good fortune and bad luck, after tragedy or triumph.
Psychologists discuss the different roles of intrinsic and extrinsic values in sustaining happiness and the importance of close family and community ties. They provide simple techniques to increase happiness.
This film is excellent for cross-curricular assignments that can be used simultaneously in ELA and health classes. To view the Learning Guide for Happy, click here. Bumblebees is a four minute film about a young man on the autism spectrum preparing for his first date.
The film provides beneficial lessons about romantic relationships and empathy and a clear example of the interplay between symbol and metaphor in a documentary. The director's TEDx talk provides examples of figurative and descriptive language in non-fiction presentations, provides valuable perspective on the movie, and contains additional life lessons.
Students will be provided with examples of the richness of figurative and descriptive language in a non-fiction presentation. They will practice identifying the different concepts of figurative language in the film and the director's Tedx talk.
Respect and empathy for persons with disabilities will be enhanced in students who watch this film. It will give students perspective on their own efforts to form romantic relationships, encourage students to challenge limits imposed by society or other people, and provide an example of committed and effective parenting.
Students will be motivated to write and discuss at their highest level.
The film is an excellent candidate for cross-curricular activities between ELA and health classes. Their task was to calculate numbers and to manually solve the equations necessary for new generations of airplanes, the first American rockets, and the first U.
They worked with pen, paper, and analog adding machines.Excerpt from: The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermones to the Dead, by Stephan A. Hoeller. Part of a collection on C.G.
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We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.
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