This 11 page mini unit is based on the TEDx II delivered by Giovanna Celia- “Il coraggio de essere felici” in December, 2018. Included is a section on the vocabulary, and five sections for writer's response. The writing sections are very short and concise (not short answer but not developed essays if you do not want or students cannot write long essays), and allow students ample reflection on the video content. You may want to give students choice for answering the essays, for example choose two out of five. Well known Italian songs that align with the theme of happiness are included along with the lyrics in Italian and English. The language level is intermediate low to intermediate high, however novice mid students can complete all activities if modified with subtitles in Italian while viewing the video.
Felicità - Lucio Dalla
Felicita - Al Bano & Romina Power ( New Version )
Felicità - Al Bano Romina
For younger listeners:
Goofy singing “Felicità”
Se sei Felice e tu lo sai batti le mani in Italiano
La canzone della felicità