Mean Girls

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  1. TamaraF

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    Have you seen this movie? Somehow I have not. Is it appropriate for grade 10's? Not in class, but in the school.
     
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    It's a surprisingly well-done movie, mostly due to the writing skills of Tina Fey. However, it is PG-13 for a few reasons. I went to IMDb and found their Parents Guide. That should help, but I ALWAYS recommend watching the movie first in case anything good for discussion arises.
     
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    I think it's pretty great and definitely appropriate for 10th grade.
     
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    I have seen it but find it hard to remember what would be appropriate to show in school. Some things that wouldn't shock me would be bad to show in school.
     
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    I watched Mean Girls in 10th grade after the AP test in AP Psych. We related it to social psychology.
     
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    I first saw most of it back when I was vacationing on a cruise ship...just flipping channels. Since then, I've bought the DVD. I like it & think it's appropriate for 10th gr. You know there's a part 2 right? To me, it's along the same lines of the movie Jawbreaker.
     
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    What standard would be addressed by showing this movie?
     
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    Our 9th grade health teachers show it..I think to address bullying.
     
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    I think it would be appropriate if it was viewed in conjunction with an adult-led discussion about the topics covered in the movie.
     
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    I think I was in 10th grade when it came out, and I remember seeing it in theaters. It's still a popular movie and I'd assume many students have already seen it. But maybe just a letter home informing parents it will be shown in school would be appropriate?
     
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    Thanks all. It won't be for a class, so I do not need to connect it to curriculum. The students have informed me I am the only person ON EARTH who has not seen this movie!
     

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