The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity (2002)


Concept featured in film: Changes in Altitude and Effects on the Body/ Observation

Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 8: Marie Helena Kreutz; fast-forward to diner scene watch for 1 minute and 30 seconds.


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Summary of clip: Jason Bourne is trying to find out who he is and what is happening to him. Bourne talks about his bank account and his ability to scan the room. He discusses what he knows about himself including that "at this altitude I can run flat out for 1/2 a mile until my hands start shaking."

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This flickclip scene briefly talks about the effects of altitude on the body.

Suggestions to teachers:
1. Have students work in groups to make predictions of what they think the effects of increasing altitude will have on the body.

2. Have students discuss what they came up with in their groups as a class and compile a list of them.

3. Have each group chose one to investigate further.

a. They should use the library for books, internet, etc to research their idea.

b. Have them compile their findings into a report.

c. Have each group present their report to the class.

d. Once each group presents have the class discuss the importance of these affects on our lives.