Friday, September 13, 2013

Disneylandia Globalization and The Hunger Games

We listened to (and discussed) Jorge Drexler's  "Disneylandia" in class.  The students read a translated version, and I had them point out examples of globalization in the song - examples like:

"Armenians naturalized in Chile are looking for their relatives in Ethiopia."


"Greek literature adapted for Chinese children in a European Community."


"African zebras and Australian Kangaroos at the London Zoo."

...The song is one example of globalization after another.  And it's beautiful, and moving, and there's a lot more going on in it that we don't have time to talk about - like... what IS Disneylandia, for example?

We also read The Hunger Games.  We're moving along.

Here's a video of Drexler's song.  It's not the video of his song, but it's good - and the images depict globalization - although many are biased one way or another.

If you want the extra credit, watch the video and discuss it with the adult you read the blog with.  On a piece of paper, write down a few thoughts, and have them sign it.  Turn it in on Monday.

Have a great weekend.

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