Conversation Cards

Sanctuaries of Silence

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These conversation cards provide ways for students to engage with the short film Sanctuaries of Silence. The cards are organized around the following themes: connection to place, effects of modernization, human connection to the environment, and listening. These themes provide ways for students to engage with the film’s content. Use these cards to foster meaningful dialogue in the classroom. Also available in Google Slides in English and Spanish.

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Sanctuaries of Silence

This film takes you on an immersive journey with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton into the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the quietest places in North America.

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Grade Level: 9-12
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