» Post-Viewing Lesson Plan:The Big Picture
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After students have had the opportunity to discuss what happened during the film, they should be given the opportunity to step back from what they have seen to reflect on the larger issues raised by "Ghosts of Rwanda."
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Then, encouraging students to refer to the notes they have already taken, engage students in discussion.
2) Discuss the following quotation: "If you don't at least speak out clearly, you are participating in the genocide. ... If you just shut up when you see what you see -- morally and ethically you can't shut up. It's a responsibility to talk." - Philippe Gaillard, director of the Red Cross in Rwanda during the genocide.
3) Take any one of the following three statements, and be prepared to present an argument agreeing or disagreeing with it:
1) Judging from what you have seen, read, and heard, could genocide occur again, in Rwanda or other parts of the world?
2) What is the nature and limit of personal responsibility in the 21st century? Support your personal view with evidence from the film and/or from your own knowledge of current events.
3) "The events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed how America views its responsibilities in the world." Agree or disagree, supporting your view with evidence from the film and/or from your own knowledge of current events.
Participation in classroom discussion