MY SHOES – A short film
Topic: Envy and empathy
- Write the words My Shoeson the board and tell your students that they are going to watch a short film with this title. Ask them what they think the film will be about.
- Tell students they are going to watch the film and that they should compare their stories with the one told in the film.
- Put students into small groups and ask them to discuss the following questions:
What is the message of the film?
How does the film make you feel?
What adjectives would you use to describe the film?
- First Lesson: You can’t really have everything in life. Some people may seem to have MOST of it but NOT everything.
Second: Be grateful for all the things you have. Do not compare your life with others. You don’t know the story behind theirs and what they are going through.
Third: Sometimes, we tend to think that others have it better than us, not realizing how much more we are really blessed compared to them.
Love yourself. Make the most of it.
- In the same groups ask students to read both comments, discuss them and say which one they most agree with.
- Write the following proverbs and idiomatic expressions on the board:
The grass is always greener on the other side.
Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Count your blessings.