Are you looking for a stand alone film unit or something related to teaching about human rights? This can film guide be it! It is full of culture and history that you can easily bring into your classroom while teaching about the human rights violations in the Dominican Republic. "In the Time of the Butterflies" is the perfect film to teach about the Mirabal sisters (the butterflies) and their impact on the Trujillo Dictatorship. This film guide would also accompany the TPRS novel, "Felipe Alou" well.
Use this FREE Gummy Bear Hook to teach about dictatorships before starting your unit:
Here is a ppt of Comprehensible slides that is free! https://discoveringci.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/ci-slides-with-in-the-time-of-the-butterflies/
*Note that this film is in English but we recommend that you show it with Spanish subtitles and ALL activities are in the target language except a few comprehension questions where you answer in English about a Spanish article.
This unit is designed for level 3 or above. It is designed to take at minimum 5 days to complete but could take up to 3 weeks.
The following activities are included in this packet:
Pre film activities:
-Wordle to make predictions
-Hook with Gummy Bears (TPR)
-Cultural readings and/or listenings to use before or throughout the unit on: La Cárcel 40, Las hermanas Mirabal, La República Dominicana, El Merengue and La Masacre de Perejil, Dia de la No Violencia contra la Mujer (Answer Keys included)
-PQA (Personalized Question Answer)
During film activities:
-Graphic organizer of characters
-Comprehensible slides to use while watching the film.
-Quizlet of vocabulary and characters
-Comprehensible film reading & Comprehension Questions along with other activities such as the game “¿Quién eres?” (Character review)
-Story quilting activity retell of events
-Sequencing of events with a secret message
Post film activities:
-¿Quién lo dijo? Worksheet and/or Grítalo game
-Wax museum project (presentational and interpersonal activity)
-Play-Doh Gallery Walk
-Bulletin Board/ Door decoration idea
-Diary writing activity