Middle-East Drums & Percussion

Mathieu, feeling the joy and optimism that came from the realization that he had been important to the students, was able to risk the potential problems that may have come with doing the right thing, taking Pepinot with him.

Chinese & Eastern Drums & Percussion

Age: 10+; MPAA Rating -- PG-13 Drama; 2005 (U.S.

release); 96 minutes; Color; Available from .

The best responses will look to the film for evidence of the opinions given and will mention that Morhange, despite his mother and all she means to Mathieu, is an exceptional singer who well deserves help from someone who knows and loves music.

Mathieu, a frustrated musician who serves as the dean of discipline.

There are no correct or incorrect answers but only strong or weak responses depending upon the facts and logic marshalled to support the conclusion.

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As sometimes occurs with innovative and inspiring teachers, Mathieu is fired.

The darkness that comes with you is gentle and good.

There are no correct or incorrect answers but only strong or weak responses depending upon the facts and logic marshalled to support the conclusion.

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You bring music that speaks of hope.

Mondain, the bad boy who comes to the school in an experiment with liberal education, gives Mathieu a friendly nod as he is being taken away by the police.

You turn everything into a dream.

Toward the end of the film, Mathieu punishes Morhange by taking away his solo; however, during an important performance Mathieu sees that Morhange has been punished enough and wants desperately to work with the choir again.

Night time, allow us to keep the peace of your magic.

The story of their childhood, as recalled by the two old men, opens with the camera approaching a gate with the words "Fond de L'Etang" beckoning the audience forward.

Students can then practice their skills in French by writing explications of the poems.

Mathieu objects to Rachin's efforts to turn the boys into informers.



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Parents can use this film to discuss bullies in both children and adults.

When the poem matters, theme is easy to find.

As an alternative, teachers can ask students to write an analytical essay using the following prompt:

Show how diction, imagery and tone used in the poem guide the reader to understanding the poem's overall meaning.

This is often a matter of paying attention to diction and the feeling that lies behind the words.

Below is a model of a strong response to this assignment.

He will now begin to use his music, which he had considered lost, to affect the boys, whom others have cast away — in the symbolism of the story, to the bottom of the pond — and who may believe themselves to be lost.