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The Film – Please Vote for Me

Is Democracy a universal value that suits human nature? Do elections inevitably lead to manipulation?

Please Vote for Me is a contemporary Chinese film about an experiment with democracy in a class of third graders at the Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan, where students will vote to decide who will fill the prestigious position of Class Monitor. Filmmaker Weijun Chen captures all the action as the three candidates — two boys and a girl — go all out to win: performing in a talent show, debating each other and delivering speeches to their classmates.

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The Curriculum Guide – Available FREE

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide for educators based on the film “Please Vote for Me” includes 8 lesson plans that cover math, science, language arts, social studies, media literacy, visual arts and specialty areas.

Lesson Plans

  1. Social Studies (Geography and World History) | The Land of China
  2. Social Studies (Civics) | A Lesson in Democracy
  3. Language Arts | Chinese Characters
  4. Mathematics | Chinese Number Rods: Integer Calculations
  5. Science | Investigating Rice
  6. Visual Arts | Folk Art: Chinese Papercuts (Jianzhi)
  7. A Glimpse of Chinese Culture
  8. About Documentary Films

Additional themes explored through the guide are:

  • Principles of Democracy
  • Chinese traditions
  • Family structure
  • Individualism and collectivism
  • Visible culture and cultural values

Authors: Kathryn Fitzgerald, Jennifer Malachowski, Eileen Mattingly, Lara Tukarski McCormick, Anna Rutins, Brad Woodward and Laura Zlatos. 

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Thanks to the generous support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Journeys in Film is proud to provide this complete inter-disciplinary curriculum guide for FREE.


Download Full Curriculum Guide | 8 Lesson Plans Download
Introduction to Please Vote for MeDownload
Assessment ToolsDownload
Social Studies (Geography and World History) | The Land of ChinaDownload
Social Studies (Civics) | A Lesson in DemocracyDownload
Language Arts | Chinese CharactersDownload
Mathematics | Chinese Number Rods: Integer CalculationsDownload
Science | Investigating RiceDownload
Visual Arts | Folk Art: Chinese Papercuts (Jianzhi)Download
Cross Cultural Understanding | A Glimpse of Chinese CultureDownload
Please Vote for Me 8 Media Literacy | About Documentary FilmsDownload

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