Mr Thomas — Lynden Christian High School English
Who Are You: What’s Your Story?
We are a composite of the stories we have been told. Who do you love, who do you hate? What does evil look like, or how about love? As citizens of an entertainment culture, you have been bombarded by millions of images all vying for your attention — some you have accepted, some you rejected, some crept in without you knowing.
By the end of this unit, we will focus on Walt Disney Films and Entertainment, but, in the mean time, we are going to look at the stories that make Walt Disney successful, the cultural pictures we have been taught to love or hate. We will learn to read both visual and print texts, and we will learn to to evaluate the message they are giving.
In doing so, we hope to develop a clear insight through writing, reading, viewing, and speaking about our culture’s underlying assumptions and the stories we have accepted (probably blindly) as truth. To do this, we will focus on Argumentation — listening to outside voices and responding to them in a reasoned, measured way.