“Storytelling is what engages us, not facts and figures.”
YES! YES! YES!
This is why I encourage you, students, to add good discussion questions and your own opinions and experiences into your weekly portfolio pages.
There’s a lot to talk about in this video, including “fake news” and what we believe on the internet … the importance of citing your sources … the difference between fact and fiction. And the motivation behind video editing (or news media decisions). Is it to manipulate the audience?
And BRD students, the correct answer to “Where did you find that information?” is NOT “The internet.” Can you explain why?
Another discussion question: What do you like and dislike about nature documentaries?
I’m taking a break from posting on this Topics site for Golden Week. I’ll be back with more topics on Monday, May 8th, but there are lots of topics in the archives if you’re looking for English input.