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If district/school policy permits show a short clip from the movie Tangled (or other appropriate films), where the character Flynn Rider enters the tower and is knocked unconscious with frying pan, then stuffed into a wardrobe, etc. Many students will laugh and be entertained by the clip; after viewing make a T chart and ask what the physical and emotional consequences of the violence were in the movie. Expect responses similar to: in the film Flynn was knocked unconscious, he was a little confused after he woke up, etc. Then compare with what the consequences would be in real life. Example responses might include: his head would bleed, when falling from the wardrobe he would have broken his nose, had a bloody nose, broken a bone, lost a tooth, etc. Make sure students are award that the misleading consequences don’t make this or any other film a “bad” movie but by watching this some children might be lead to disregard/forget the real life consequences of violence.
Ask students if they have ever seen a younger sibling or cousin copy something they saw in a movie or other media that could have had very negative consequences in real life. Students themselves might remember a time they copied something and were hurt as a result. Have students discuss these examples among themselves for a few minutes and then have 3-5 students share their example. If you heard a particularly good example while listening to these discussions ask the student to share it or ask if you can share it for them.
Using a document camera and the handouts or a computer with the link ready, look at the “Happily Ever After,” pages and discuss the real life consequences of the scenarios given.
Ask what can happen when we view violence? Why is it dangerous that media doesn’t often show us the real consequences? Think back to the discussion about siblings, cousins, or themselves copying what they saw in media; do they ever watch something online (YouTube) or in movies and think, “I want to try that!” Have they ever seen something violent or aggressive in media and then been afraid or felt uncomfortable?
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