Over the years NIS students have been getting on buses to visit local museums, zoos and cultural attractions. However, this time the Senior class went on a different trip; they went to the movie theater to watch Glass for their psychology class.
12th graders at NIS-American, in the First Settlement campus, are learning about dissociative identity disorder as pat of their psychology curriculum. Dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a severe form of dissociation. Individuals suffering from this disorder lack a connection to their thoughts, memories, emotions or sense of identity.
Although one may believe that such a trip may not be as academic as others, it actually required a lot of concentration, focus and understanding from the student. After carefully screening and analyzing the movie, they were asked to write a three-page reflection about the psychological aspect of the movie and the disorders that the main characters suffer from.
According to the High School, Social Science Head of Department, Mr. Manny Gaber, “Glass covers exactly what they are taking in class and after watching the movie the topic became more relatable for the students.”
Students at NIS are always eagerly waiting for the fantastic trips organized by the school. It’s a hands-on opportunity to enhance their skills and sharpen their ways of thinking. Where will they go next?