Tuesday, August 11, 2009

movie ideas

I need your help. Even you lurkers out there...it's time to comment!

I go back to work in 21 days. Mentally, I went back today. I'm trying to think of some videos, movies, documentaries to add to my library. Do you have any suggestions?
I teach CAPP (Career and Personal Planning) and Family Studies. In each semester, I cover a variety of topics such as health, sex, jobs, post-secondary education, career choices, and family life.
I don't often show movies in my class, but sometimes you just... need to. And if they are on topic, relevant, and worth my time, I will be more willing to spend class time watching.
So bring it on! Give me ideas!

11 comments:

WackyMummy said...

How about "Juno"? Or would that give the wrong message?

AverageMom said...

No, that's a good one. I show it when we are talking about teen pregnancy. Juno shows that it's not all cute, it's not all happy endings. Good idea! Got any more?

Meandering Michael said...

"October Sky" is a great movie about four boys growing up in dysfunctional families in a coal mining town/ They decide to become rocket scientists and eventually escape the life of coal mining that everyone though they were destined to live. Based on a true story.

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

There is one called Kids:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113540/

About teens, sex and HIV. It was very good.

Anonymous said...

"Life Of Brian"

AverageMom said...

Michael: Thanks! I have shown that one, and it's been very well received. Lots of good lessons!

Kara: Thanks! I'll go look that one up, since I haven't heard of it before.

Anon: Ha.

dogsled_stacie said...

The Breakfast Club, in honour of John Hughes!

That or Scarface. Don't do drugs!! Or be a drug smuggler but don't be as cocky as Tony Montana! LOL

Ok, I am of no help. :)

Anonymous said...

"The Pursuit of Happyness"

WackyMummy said...

I like that last one. It has an uplifting message, but shows a bit of the reality of life, hard times, etc.

gmanSet said...

"Office Space"
...to illustrate what happens to the mediocre students...that's where I used to work, prior to my current demotion to "Brazil".
Now, I almost feel like "He Was a Quiet Man", but that was at another Gov't Dept.
:)

Bill said...

I was going to recommend "The Pursuit of Happiness," but I see some one beat me to it.

Another rather conroversial but very good one might be "I am Sam"