We hope you'll take the opportunity to use these "Talking Points" to share and reflect with your students, friends, family, and community.
We would love to hear your feedback, stories and reflections - please email us at HouseofLions@behearnowstudios.com!
Download the "Pass The Cup" Talking Points & Lesson Plan eBook here
Suggested conversation flow:
Play the Song or the Animated Exodus Video
Discussion questions: (Focusing on the chorus)
Why do we "pass the cup?" And what does it mean to "pass the cup?"
What does it mean to "toast?"
What kind of emotions does "toasting" conveying?
Why are we toasting to our past and to our parents?
What does it mean to "never give up?"
Why are there four (4) toasts in the chorus?
What are the struggles that we have overcome? What are the struggles that we will overcome? Why would we toast our struggles?
What does it mean to "find love in everyone?" How can we apply that to ourselves, in our personal lives, and to our communities?
How is hope connected to the story of Passover?
Discussion questions: (Focusing the verses)
What are the "Egypts" in your life today?
How can you or we "pave a path to be free?"
What "identity" has been handed down for generations?
What are the fires that we follow today?
In "just because we're free, doesn't mean its over," what's not over?
Who can you think of that is looking over their shoulder today?
What do you think of the way the video
Next, play the Original Video and check out the Poster
What do you see in the video?
Note: The video is a mix of archival military footage of the nuclear bomb testing in the late 1950's and early 1960's, as well as Public Service Announcements to educate the public about the threat of nuclear bombs.
Are these images relevant today?
What thoughts come to mind in the contrast of the lyrics and the images?
The book we see when the music begins reads "Survival Under Atomic Attack" how does this contrast with the message of the song?
How do you feel about the way the video ends?
Was the development of the atomic bomb good or bad? What about the benefits of atomic energy?
Could this be a metaphor for technology and what are the "atomic bombs" of today?
After seeing this video what does it mean to "find love in everyone?"
What can you do to "plant the seed" and "heal the world?"
Thank you for participating. If you're inspired, please send us your responses
and we'll pick a handful to share in an eBook next year.