Supersize Me:

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Supersize Me:

Director Morgan Spurlock 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) America is the __________________nation in the world. Over _____% of American adults are obese. Obesity is the _______nd largest cause of death in America, while smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Americans. Everyday, ____ in 4 Americans visit a __________________________. McDonalds has over ___________________restaurants in the world. McDonalds makes up over _______% of all restaurants in America. Three other countries where you can find McDonalds are in ________________,_______________________ and _____________. What is Morgan’s experiment? _____________________________________________________________. 8) How many doctors did Morgan consult?________________________________________Why?_____________

________________________________________________________. 9) More than ________% of Americans get NO exercise everyday. 10) The city of Manhattan has over _______McDonalds. 11) What is the name of the device that Morgan uses to measure how many steps he takes in a day called?___________________________. 12) Name at least 2 of the rules that Morgan will adhere to during his experiment_______________________, and ____________________________. 13) Americans eat ____% of their meals out of the home. 14) Name 3 reasons why children would like McDonalds______________________, _________________________and___________________________________. 15) What are 3 diseases that children who are obese now, may have later in life?________________________, _____________________and_____________________________. 16) How much weight did Morgan gain in the first weigh in?___________. 17) Name the most disturbing fact about McNuggets (in your opinion)______________________________________________. 18) The Grade One students could only all name one person. Why do you think they recognize him over the others?___________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________. 19) Why do you think it was hard for Morgan to locate nutrition sheets in McDonalds?______________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________. 20) How much did Morgan weigh in the 2 nd weigh in?__________________.

21) How likely would you be to make healthy choices in the cafeteria if you had the options of fries or apple slices?____________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ Why?____________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________. 22) Houston, Texas is known as the “________________________in America”. 23) Why would incorporating more PhysEd classes be a step in the right direction to solve obesity problems in America?_________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________. 24) How much money do Americans spend on diets every year?_____________________________________________. 25) What was Morgan’s final weight?__________________. 26) How long did it take to lose it?____________________________. 27) Who can help this obesity problem?________________________. 28) What is the target audience this movie is geared to? _________________ _______________________________________________________________ 29) What do you think the main message of the movie was? Discussion Question: Write a well developed formal response (using specific examples from the movie) that would support the following questions: 1.

Do you think the movie accomplished its goal of trying to get people to think about their food choices? 2.

Is this a realistic goal for our culture? Why or why not? Incorporate the concepts from the course so far (wellness continuum? HINT HINT!) Structure: 1 st paragraph: Background / general info about what Spurlock was trying to do. 2 nd paragraph: 1 st question answered 3 rd paragraph: 2 nd question answered 4 th paragraph: Brief conclusion / summary of main points.

10 marks – Thinking 10 marks – Communication Category

Thinking –

- All aspects of the topic are covered in depth - Student uses critical thinking skills to examine the questions - Examples from movie are used to support opinion - Strong grasp of course concepts

Communication –

- Formal tone and diction are used - Form and structure are followed - Editing / planning of argument evident Comments: Super size me Checklist Mark /10 /10 Level 1 Level 2 Super size me Checklist 10 marks – Thinking 10 marks – Communication Category

Thinking –

- All aspects of the topic are covered in depth - Student uses critical thinking skills to examine the questions - Examples from movie are used to support opinion - Strong grasp of course concepts

Communication –

- Formal tone and diction are used - Form and structure are followed - Editing / planning of argument evident Comments: Mark /10 /10 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 3 Level 4

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