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Making Connections

After discussing ‘A Dolls House’ by Katherine Mansfield, we had to complete a task to study in depth the theme of popularity. The assignment consisted in making connections and analyzing the relations between the sources we had: articles and videos on bullying, the story and the chosen song taken from this page. I chose the song ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift to work on.

These were the connections I could make.

This assignment was really useful to me, as it allowed me to organize and put all the content and learned things together. I was able to understand the concept and therefore the connections between each source of information.

Moreover, I really liked discussing a topic that is so present nowadays, bullying and popularity is something that happens, happened and will continue happening. It was entertaining to analyse such a popular song, to look carefully at it. Music is a powerful way to portray these type of feelings and situations, so listening to different songs during meet was a great way to expand our knowledge.

Something I would have done differently is to do it in pairs, because that way I would have someone to exchange ideas and opinions on the subject. Perhaps working in pairs could have influenced on my opinion, brought me a new perspective.

The Three Perspectives of Bullying

While discussing the story ‘A dolls house’, by Katherine Mansfield, the theme of bullying and popularity came up. We worked on it by making connections between videos, popular songs that talk about it and the story. Finally, we had to make a video, like the ones we had analysed, portraying the different points of view of bullying. Tomas, Baustista B, Sofia and I, prepared this video!

I believe that this method, creating is a video, is an amazing way to learn. In order to make a complete one, I had to gather information from different sources and campaigns, so as a result of all the things I read, I became informed on the topic. Moreover, I had to take notes to organize what I would say, and I finally recorded myself using significant pictures as backgrounds.

Furthermore, I find visual information really useful, and this task asked for the use of pictures, so in that way it really helped me. Moreover, another thing that was useful when organizing how we would make the video was that our teacher, Pat, had already sent us some videos to watch, so we could use them as an inspiration.

A difficulty that I had with this activity is that I don’t like talking to the camera, so I was a bit insecure when filming myself. However, the background image helped me overcome that problem!

Something I would have loved to do is to watch the videos in a meet, to be able to see what the others did and their opinions as regards bullying.

To conclude, this activity was helpful and it helped me give a closure to the project. In adittion, I was able to carry out this activity easily as we had already debated the subject!