#Higher Learning – Film Journal #1

Do Now:

1. Google/ IMBD the film Higher Learning by John singleton.

2. Who is John Singleton and what are some of his accomplishments

` American film director, screen writer, producer of boyZ in the hood

3. What do you think this film will be about?

` I think this film will be about black struggles in society .

 

Activity:

As you are watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was your favorite character? Why?

` My favorite character is Monet because she’s a really good friend for sticking up for Christian.

2. What kind of professor does Phipps (Laurence Fishburne) seem to be like? Do you think he is a good teacher or bad teacher? What is he trying to teach Malik (Omar Epps)?

` Phipps seems like a wife professor. I think he is a good teacher and tries to teach him just because your black you don’t receive special treatment.

3. What does the title Higher Learning mean?

` An institution such as a college where you can continue your education.

4. What things other than school subjects did the students learn there?

` They learn survival skills and how it is in the real world.

5. How is sexual identity explored in this film?

` Sexual identity is explored in this film because

6. How is racial identity explored in this film?

` Racial identity is explored in this film because it teaches you that because your black doesn’t mean you get special privileges . Also , certain ethnic groups choose to stay with their pact .

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