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UNDERSTANDING AND LEARNING
Overview________________________________________ Movies play an important role in almost everyone’s life. People from the movie industry have considerable influence on the masses. They exhibit personality traits that deserve admiration and applause, and could be looked up to as role models. This unit will fully explore their best qualities.
The two texts in the current unit are biographies, a genre of literature, which is a written account of another person’s life. Each of the texts narrates, analyzes and interprets the most important facts of one prominent figure in the movie domain. Text A pays attention to actress Audrey Hepburn’s noble endeavor and her contribution to the cause of UNICEF, while Text B portrays the determination and fervent spirit of director and producer Steven Spielberg.
The teacher can make students do additional research at the library, or Audrey Hepburn and Steven Spielberg in advance. Then in the classroom, the teacher may organize a variety of activities including pair work, group discussion, and mini-survey to talk about the films or the issue of fame, fortune, and social responsibility.
Section A_________________________________________________ Audrey Hepburn-A true angel in this world