In this lesson, students will research spring traditions that expand beyond the American teenager’s concept of “spring break” and analyze how they represent “rebirth.” Each student will pick a tradition from a different culture to research and present her/his findings in a brief oral presentation and PowerPoint.
Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.
Show your students the trailer for Harmony Korrine's Spring Breakers to spark a discussion about "rebirth." They do not need to have seen the entire film to participate in the discussion*, but they should be familiar with some of the actresses (ex. Vanessa Hudgons and Selena Gomez). Ask students to explain why seeing these actresses in this new context is a type of "rebirth." After being associated with the Disney Channel for so long, how does taking on a role like this reinvent their images and redirect their careers?