Loki: Pop Culture and Philosophy Discussion
Students will learn philosophy and popular culture analysis using Marvel's Loki Series on Disney+.
US Grade 5 - 8
I use PowerPoint slides for every class to promote discussion topics as well as stay organized. Week 1: After the initial introductions, this class will recap the MCU so far regarding Loki. We will discuss not just the MCU version of his character, but also his role in Norse mythology, and in the Marvel comics. Clips from previous MCU films will be shown. Students will learn about where the moral alignment chart came from and how it is used in other areas of popular culture. What is Loki's...
Students will learn of different philosophies in a fun way and use it to analyze Loki, its characters, and the concept of the TVA.
Students tend to be more engaged when they have an actual interest in the content; I personally found that learning how to write well was easier when it involved topics I enjoyed rather than being forced to read books I found outdated and boring in high school. When I joined Outschool, I wanted to teach writing while also focusing on subjects that I am passionate about, and that students may be passionate about as well. While earning a degree in English, I learned how to write quality essays on numerous topics including film studies, which is a part of English that is both interesting and engaging; learning how to write film analyses truly enhances one's critical thinking skills. As a teacher, I like to create courses that are both challenging and fun. While in college, I became passionate about philosophy as well as the antihero mindset. Philosophy mixed with film and character analysis allows for a better understanding because it gives us an on screen example. It allows us to understand individualism in certain characters, as well as the "good" and "evil" that is present in every text.
Homework Offered2 short writing assignments, 1 essay
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedLearner progress is assessed mostly through participation as well as the improvement of writing assignments
Loki is rated TV-14
Disney+ will be required to watch the show
Meet the teacher
As human beings, we are always consuming popular culture. Streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have taken over our televisions with entertaining original series. As an Outschool teacher and avid binge-watcher, I create courses using...
$15weekly or $120 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
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Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class