“…the less enjoyable mass media becomes, because you can see right through the empty rhetoric, the stereotypes and the bias, the attempts to erase and “other” the less powerful or less privileged. These films and many others shed light on the stories, experiences and perspectives that would otherwise go untold and ultimately be forgotten.”
You can’t…you shouldn’t just be like, hey kids, today were going to watch Roots. You should expect that most of your students have never seen it before. You should expect that your kids will be traumatized psychologically and emotionally. You should prepare for DEEP EMOTIONS from anger, to sadness, to numbness and students may withdraw psychologically while they’re still in your room. This is not a movie to just press play and watch until the bell rings.