Causes of War and Violence

Post date: Sep 20, 2017 7:25:46 PM

We are going to be studying the causes, symptoms, and results of war and violence. We will be using some short films to guide our learning. The films are included in the links below. We will first be sorting the causes of war and violence, discussing using the Pre-Viewing questions, and watching/discussing "When the Dust Settles" as a group.


Pre-Viewing Questions

1. What were your primary causes of war and violence in your diamond organizer?

  • Why did you place that cause at the top?
  • What are some examples from the world around us of this type of conflict?

2. Does your primary cause of war and violence have a solution? What is it?

What to watch for during Viewing

What is the source of the conflict?

What are the symptoms of the conflict?

What was the resolution that the characters came to?

Reflection Questions

Which 3 of your 'Causes of War and Violence' go with the film?

Were there any moments where the conflict could have taken a different path? Where? What alternate path was available?

Can you think of a real-world scenario that corresponds with the movie?

What is an alternate title you could give the film?

What is the artist trying to say by making this film?


When the Dust Settles (1977 7min. 11s.)

Balablok (1972 7min. 32s.)

Neighbours (1952 8min. 6s.)

Elbow Room (2002 8min. 19s.)