DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET Netflix, GB 2020, 83 Min., R: Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill.
Discuss with a partner what you know about the possible causes and repercussions of climate change. Discuss what humankind can do stop climate change. Record your notes as bullet points on a digital pinboard (e.g. Externer Link: padlet.com).
Together as a full group, collect English terminology about climate change and note words on a digital pinboard. Note also the German equivalents.
Watch the Externer Link: opening sequence of the Externer Link: documentary film DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET (0:00:00-0:13:20). Summarise in English what the film is about. You may use a dictionary as an aid.
Then fill in the blanks in the following text to show what you learned about David Attenbrough.
David Attenborough is a _______ broadcaster and _______ historian who started making _____________ in the 19__s. He was __ years old when DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET was produced. He has travelled all ________________. He underlines the importance of ___________.
Documentary films can be narrated using different cinematic means. Form small groups and discuss the aesthetic devices used by the directors Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes and Keith Scholey. If necessary, watch the opening sequence again.
Note: Some technical expressions are explained here...
Watch the following sequence (0:13:20-0:25:25) and check whether the following statements are true or false. Correct the false ones. David Attenborough says: ...
In 1960 no one could imagine that mankind would have the power to threaten the existence of the wilderness.
Mankind has never been living sustainably.
All the animals were easy to find.
We witness a new form of extinction.
No one knows who was responsible for this development.
Discuss the significance of the quote below. Include what you learned from the film and the numbers in the Externer Link: captions.