Saying goodbye to a loved one who is going to war is never easy. In this clip we see the family fearful for Michaelis as he leaves for his national training.
- Ask students to watch the clip carefully and name all the people Michaelis has to say goodbye to before he leaves. Make a list on the board before beginning the lotus-diagram activity below.
- A lotus diagram is a graphic organiser based on developing higher-order thinking when observing a scene from a movie. The lotus diagram in Student Activity Sheet H5.8 provides students with scope to tease out ideas on what they observe.
- The lotus diagram used in this activity asks students to observe the characters in the clip and how they react to Michaelis leaving for war. It allows students to delve deeper into each character's thoughts, feelings and motivations.