When I got the assignment the week prior, the sub caller said that the teacher wanted to talk to me. So, I called him. And I learned that the government class would be watching All the President's Men for much of the week while he was out. Score!
I like this movie. I thought it would be a lovely treat for the 12th graders.
(The teacher wanted to let me know that I'd need to use the DVD player that automatically bleeps out the inappropriate school language. I've used this type of player before, so that wasn't going to be an issue.)
So, on Monday I let them know what we'd be doing. I passed out the movie questions (like 30 of them, to make sure that the students watched the movie). And I got us started.
And I spent the rest of the week (well, we finished about 20 minutes into the period on Thursday) fighting them. Sigh.
I tried everything. I explained what was going on in the movie. I stood over them. I called out when various questions' answers were showing on screen. I turned up the volume.
But no. They would not let themselves get sucked into the movie. Why? "There aren't enough explosions."
It was a very long week.
Have you seen All the President's Men? What's a movie you enjoyed that your friends and/or family didn't?
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