X – Men: First Class (2011)

Concept featured in clip: Genetic Mutation
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: A group of mutants have been recruited to help fight the Russians. The group is all young adults and they are showing off their different abilities to each other.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: The whole premise of the X-Men is genetic mutation has led to different abilities and adaptations.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. What was the overarching similarity about the group?
2. Describe some of the mutations you saw in the video.
3. Did everyone seem to have control over their abilities?
4. How does this tie into what we are learning in class?

ii. Suggested activity for students:
1. Have the students create a story about their own genetics and what it would look like (geno- and phenotypically), if they had a mutation similar to the video.