– Elias sits on the chair he used to prepare each page of his newspaper. What are the props that he seems to use for each edition;
– Elias wishes to visit a printing house. What does he expect to see and hear over there? If you visit newspaper’s office today, will you encounter the same tools?
– In which ways do news get disseminated today?
– If you were given the opportunity to publish a newsletter of your own in the present day, what topics would you like to cover?
– Today’s journalists follow the current code of ethics. If The Flea was a journalist today, how would he feel?
– What kind of information does set design give us regarding the decoration of a 1960s country house?
– Look for the definition of flea in the school library dictionaries. Consequently, make an online search for riddles, proverbs or songs (such as Greek songs Kato sto Yalo, Paramythi tou Bousali) that could be related to the flea!
– In the beginng of the clip, the children are gathered in the courtyard. What activities do they engage with? Are their games similar to what you were playing at a younger age?
What information do we get about dressing and style of students of that specific era?
– What conclusions do we draw on the relationship between students and teachers in this particular era?
– Compare the methods used by Elias’s teacher to the features of school life as narrated by Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis in the passage New Pedagogy (New Greek Literature, First Grade of Junior High).