The goal of this film is to inspire conversation. There’s a lot of different ways this film could be interpreted, but we’d like to start with asking you one question: A young man dies in this film. Why? Why does a young man die? Ways to approach this conversation and more: Socratic Seminar Socratic seminars can be student run (if in a classroom/school setting) or facilitator led (teacher, actor, outreach coordinator, director, etc.). This approach allows a deeper connection to the material (On Sight) and the ideas, themes, issues, etc. presented. Discussion of ideas NOT asserting opinions or prove a point/argument. Focuses on listening, making meaning, and finding common ground. NOT a debate, NOT a persuasive speech. General Steps to a Socratic Seminar View On Sight Prepare ideas Open small group discussions on what stands out in the film – character, story, theme, images, ideas, etc. Set ground rules Each speaker speaks to the entire group not responding to a specific individual Each speaker provides text evidence from the film (moments, scenarios, dialogue) Each speaker is encouraged to ask questions Only one speaker speaks at a time (have facilitator call on individuals, pass an object, pass a microphone) Speakers should share the floor with others Each speakers uses “I”; each speaker should speak from their own perspective, not the for the whole Do it! Talk, share, LISTEN, think, reflect. Evaluate (with facilitators or with the group) Refer to the “Questions” tab for more opportunity for thoughtful discussion.