Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
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One of British author J.G. Ballard's best autobiographical (memoir) novels. As a film, Steven Spielberg directed this masterpiece. Often overlooked, but full of historical and literary value, this unit compliments anyone looking for a movie that can last several class periods with important literary questions that really probe student's understanding for theme, character motivation, conflict, symbolism, etc.
I've done it where I just show the film and then assign the journal questions after each section, but have also used it as a unit and used the included the profundity activity, writing assignment (with examples and graphic organizer included), etc.
There are seven files included: Profundity activity, Quiz/Essay, Sample Intro & Body, Themes activity, Sample Organizer, Sample Intro and Conclusion against organizer.
There's plenty to do for a few weeks, or you could keep it to several days.
Of course, you'll need a copy of the movie Empire of the Sun--a DVD you could get on Amazon or Ebay (or maybe stream).
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14 pages
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