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America in Film and Fiction
Students begin the lesson by reading a book on film study. After watching the movie "Citizen Kane", they work together to identify the issues concerning the United States before World War II. As a class, they discuss how the ideas and views of the directors make their way into a film.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 28 Downloads
Film Critique: The Story and the Techniques
Why just show your class a movie when you could teach them how to critique film the same way they do literature? While this lesson uses Battlestar Galactica as its visual text of choice, this plan could be used with any film selection. It would be perfect to use with the film adaptation of any literary work.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
General Lesson Plan for Documentary Lens
Use this general lesson guide to inform your instruction surrounding a documentary. The lesson is made up of five activities. The activities are intentionally general because they are designed to adapted for specific films. While the lesson was originally designed to go with the films on the same site as the plan, they could be used with virtually any film.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 4 Downloads
The Visual Grammar of Film
Students analyze film terminology to become analytical views and critically examine media. In this film analysis, students identify film terminology and explain the effects of the director's choices. Students analyze cinematic and theatrical elements in the film.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 46 Downloads
The Future of Reproduction
A viewing of Silver Sling begins a consideration of the issues related to and the need for surrogate mothers. Class members then compare the stance of the film to that of the article, “Surrogate Mothers: Womb for Rent.” Richly detailed and thoughtful, the packet includes discussion questions, links to nonfiction articles related to the issues, graphic organizers, and worksheets.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
Students read texts, view film and video and conduct research in an analysis and comparison of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the Kabuki piece "Chushingura". They focus their analysis on the theme of revenge.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Given the rhetoric on both sides of the issue of captive killer whale populations the question arises, "Is it possible to have a rational discussion of this controversial topic?" Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional information before deciding if the claim is true.
11th - 12th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Realism and Formalism Learning Stations
Students examine and differentiate between realism, formalism, and classicism film styles. They watch film clips, and in small groups, complete a compare/contrast worksheet, identify the styles of the films, and complete four learning stations.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Basic Darkroom Techniques
Students explore a fundamental knowledge of darkroom practice. Students access the basic aspects of black-and-white film processing, printing and enlarging. Students acquaint themselves with functions and purposes of darkroom equipment and darkroom procedures.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 20 Downloads
Africa, Africans, and Film
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 67 Downloads
Seeing the Image in Imagery: A Lesson Plan Using Film
Begin The Great Gatsby by showing the opening half-hour of the film. Using this clip, discuss imagery with your class and assign each learner a type of imagery. Group learners together according to type of imagery and have them respond to questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 41 Downloads
The City Symphony- The Original Reality Show
Students discuss the purpose of city symphonies that were used in the past. In groups, they compare and contrast the social systems of a school and city to create their own city symphony video together. They also write what is known as a treatment in the present tense to introduce the characters and setting.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Glory: Motion Picture Study Guide
This is an excellent resource for teachers to use for incorporating the motion picture Glory into the classroom! Breaking down the film into particular noteworthy and telling scenes, the guide offers important considerations for each scene and the chance to facilitate discussion in your class with thought-provoking questions.
7 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Film Making:Visual Storytelling - Activity 1
Young scholars study and discuss a short film by Chel White in this introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. There are some scenes in the video towards the end that may be objectionable.
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads