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Learning Activities using [the film] "The Yes Men Fix the World" by Marilyn Frankenstein at The Yes Men

The first part of the guide has suggested learning activities to prepare students to understand the movie at a deeper level: ⇒ thinking about satire and its uses in addressing various political issues ⇒ thinking about the different kinds of underlying political/economic frameworks—conservative, liberal, and left—people can use to make sense of what is going on in the world. The second part of the guide focuses on student reactions to the film, student reflections on some of the major themes in the film: ⇒ media literacy ⇒ the real-world consequences of an unfettered free-market world-view ⇒ whose intellectual work ’counts’ as worth considering in fixing the world. The entire guide focuses on motivating student involvement with existing social change groups in a process of fixing some small piece of their world.

Anti-Oppression/Critical Consciousness: Race/Racism
Anti-Oppression/Critical Consciousness: Sexual Orientation/Heterosexism
Organizing Skills
Social Justice: General

teacher training materials, primary resource
Social justice, Culture jamming, Media literacy, Economic justice, Satire
this is free material on The Yes Men website. Author has copyright; can be used freely as long as author and website of the guide are cited

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