Though I have no proof, I have always thought that the inspiration for Mitch Albom’s fifth person was Kim Phuc. Once known simply as the Girl in the Picture, Kim has become a tireless worker for the rights of children living through war, while at the same time spreading her message of forgiveness.
Today, we will watch a video about Kim’s life. If you have finished the book, you will quickly see the many connections between Kim and the fifth person; if you haven’t, I would like you to keep Kim’s life in your thoughts as you finish the story.
The first five minutes of this video contain graphic images.
Today, you will became satirists. You will poke fun at the ridiculous and the ill-conceived. Since this teacher’s overview is so effective, let’s start here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvjDK3mpA0
Once we have a better understanding of satire, we will watch this clip; be prepared to tell me how it is satirical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L2fsubA2-c.
Finally, I want you to write a 200 word satire of something worth ridiculing. Sarcasm is encouraged.