Dirty tricks work. Recently deconstructed the visual narrative in the latest music video by Lady Gaga - Judas. My Grade 10's were stunned at the complex story they found after scratching the surface. We completed a written assignment on the work which was happily (yes true) completed because they were so engaged by the subject matter. It was "their" media and they learned how to read it. A rewarding experience for all. Relevance was the trick and it worked. Try it, your kids will love it. Maybe need to view the movie version of J.C. Superstar first to put Judas in context but even J.C. is a great topic for analysis, especially of film techniques and composition. All the best Bill
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