‘Variations on a theme’ Lesson Plan
This is an activity based on viewing and discussing excerpts (selected, short parts from a film) from a variety of cinema films and other audio-visual products, each time selected as AV representations of a certain common theme (i.e. scenes with people eating, scenes taking place in ports, scenes involving traveling by train, chase scenes, space war battles, etc.) aimed at the comparison of types of films and the messages they convey. As a convention, in this activity, the term ‘film’ refers to all types of AV texts in cinema, TV, YouTube, and Web texts.