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Old February 3rd, 2012, 07:14 PM   #1

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The Exodus (1960)


I am thinking of showing this to my 7th grade class, but haven't seen it since I was in 7th grade. Times have changed about what we can show and what we can't show. Anyway, I was wondering if the movie was appropriate for 7th graders (13-14 year olds)? According to IMDb, the movie has no rating...which scares me a bit. I would like to start this on Monday without having to go the route of a parent permission slip. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Well it is history, but I be careful of ACLU claiming its religon being taught in school.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 10:44 PM   #3

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I would debate whether it was history. Hollywood history perhaps
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I am thinking of showing this to my 7th grade class, but haven't seen it since I was in 7th grade. Times have changed about what we can show and what we can't show. Anyway, I was wondering if the movie was appropriate for 7th graders (13-14 year olds)? According to IMDb, the movie has no rating...which scares me a bit. I would like to start this on Monday without having to go the route of a parent permission slip. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Whatever you do, do not forget to mention the etymology of "Exodus"
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Old February 4th, 2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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The films rating is a 6.7
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I've seen the film too latly however i don't think a lot 13-14 year old can understand all of the things you see. (except if your teaching at a gymnasium). Let me just give you an example of how the 15-16 year olds were in my History class:
"I don't even knew there was a war in Vietnam"
"What are communists?"
Teacher: "Name all the presidents who were in WW2"
15 year old: "Clinton, Bush Senior and Bush Junior"
However i wouldn't mind if people said this because they've never had it...however they heard all the answers the lesson before that...which was a week before that.
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I have already taught about this subject. I'm using this as supplemental material. I'm wondering if there are any disturbing or sexual parts that make the movie unwatchable to the age group in question
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I would debate whether it was history. Hollywood history perhaps
And not only Hollywood.
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Depends what you call desturbing, Americans who keep Judes in camps for their own safety? Babys who are getting taped so they wont make a sound during the trip? People who won't eat out of protest against the Americans? A begin of the Palastein, Israelian war?

I don't know what you call desturbing but i think that elderly people find these things more desturbing then children. My personal opinion is: sure it's watchable for children of that age.
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Pure propaganda.

Don't risk your teaching career on it.

Just to follow up....the book was written by an American for Americans. Uris designed it as propaganda. If you note, the WASP American nurse was stunning blond who eventually fell for the charismatic leader of the Jewish resistance, Paul Newman. The girl who is murdered by the dirty Arabs at the end is a beautiful angelic blond from Denmark, who IS Jewish, and falls for the tortured Sal Mineo, who is fresh from the concentration camps.

Come on, now.

It should be easy to get REAL film of that particular era in that part of the world.

Unless, of course, (conspiracy theory of choice here)

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Exodus was a load of Hollywood malarkey that typically twisted history.
An excellent alternative is "The Promise" that cuts back and forward between modern Israel from the POV of a young Englsih girl on holiday and her Grandfather a soldier in Germany in 1945 and Palestine in the 1946-1948 period.
The story covers the liberation of concentration camps by British soldiers, the Jewish refugee situation and the terrorism in Palestine, like the King David Hotel Bomb, the Sergeants affair and the atrocities of the War of establishment.
Although the film is 100% factual on the historical side and was filmed in Israel with Israeli actors and Israeli historical advisors and was praised by several Jewish reviewers and academics it was viciously attacked by Zionist-supporting groups all over the world for portraying Jewish "freedom fighters" as bad guys and therefore has not been screened in the US as vested interests have blocked it--but it is available on DVD.
A brilliant learning tool and entertaining as well.
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[ame="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1692202/"]The Promise (TV mini-series 2010) - IMDb[/ame]
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