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Discover the lovely story of Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho with your class. Over the course of the lesson, pupils practice descriptive writing, write short narratives, collaborate in small groups, watch a powerful short film about Raimundo, and analyze a quote from one of the poems in the video.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2
Complex text can be a challenge for even good readers. Encourage your class members to develop the skills needed to tackle big reads with a series of activities based on a passage from "The Offshore Pirate." The second in a three-part series of close reading exercises based on passages written by F.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
And the winner is...:Poetry and Film
Films use famous and important poems to enhance the themes and conflicts of the art, but are the poems as recognized as the films that are used? Of course not! You can change that with this plan and its accompanying activities. Young poets view a clip from Dead Poets Society, and discuss the use of “Oh Captain, My Captain!
9th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Movies That Rock": Moulin Rouge
Upper graders explore musical film and the Bohemian lifestyle common in Europe during the turn of the century through the musical Moulin Rouge. After listening to (or viewing) songs from the movie, they discuss the Bohemian era and how several songs can convey a unified theme or idea.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Lesson: Nikhil Chopra: Performing Memory
Film imitates life; that's what they say. Using performance theory to tie the lesson plan together, learners attempt to understand memory and daily rituals as seen in art, film, and life. They read two chapters from the book, watch the teacher as is s/he is a performer, and then analyze Nikhil Chopra's art in relation to performance.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the film and then work together to create a dance sequence that tells a story.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 14 Downloads
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 16 Views 29 Downloads
Holes: The Movie vs. The Book
Did your class read Louis Sachar's Newbery Medal-winning book Holes? Compare and contrast the film version with the novel. After reading a brief passage from the book, watch the film adaptation of the scene. Learners pay attention to and analyze the differences in both versions.
5th - 8th Language Arts 37 Views 178 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Film Making:Visual Storytelling - Activity 1
Students 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
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 1
A passage from The Great Gatsby is used to launch a series of skill-building activities that can be used to introduce close reading strategies. Groups practice crafting text-dependent questions, theme statements, and conclusions, as opposed to summaries.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review “Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives
Readers of Solomon Northup's brutally frank slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave examine passages that support the argument that slavery "undermined and corrupted" the institution of marriage. Background information is provided by a PowerPoint presentation, an essay on the slave narrative tradition, and a short video trailer from Steve McQueen's film 12 Years a Slave.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Budgeting: Finding Personal Financial Success
What a comprehensive, engaging set of activities for learners to gain a firm foundation of financial knowledge, practice budgeting for after they have completed their education, and consider the unexpected turns that life may throw their way.
9th - 12th Math 41 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Factors in a Successful College Experience
What obstacles face Navajo teens living on reservations? Let the stories do the teaching as scholars watch clips and read articles about the Native American youth experience. There are several clips provided, which you can easily access on the website.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the front lines.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cold War Era Film Censorship: High Noon- a Slice of Americana Or Communist
Students study of the effects of the Cold War on the home front. They analyze the film High Noon according to an abbreviated version of the standards that films were judged by in the early 1950s and determine whether or not High Noon is "fit" to be released to the American public.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 41 Downloads
Analyzing Primary Sources
The challenge of analyzing primary sources is addressed by a detailed plan from Inspiration Software. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is used to model how the primary source analysis template can aid in creating an analysis of documents.
Pre-K - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Structure of Natural Narratives
Class pairs select a prompt from a provided list and tell (and record) their story to their partner. They then examine linguist William Labov's model for natural narratives, and apply his model to their tale. Next, class members watch clips from the film Stream of Life, and again label sections of the narrative, using the provided analysis worksheet.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 14 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: The Romance Genre
Who buys romance novels? Older scholars discuss this demographic in a behavioral psychology study which begins with a discussion and data analysis. The data sheet can be found online and offers statistics about who and where this huge industry caters to.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 17 Downloads
Lesson: After Nature: Dystopia and Detournement
Werner Herzog's film, Lessons of Darkness is the topic of this lesson on art, politics, and culture. Learners discuss the concepts of utopia, dystopia, detournment, and Scorched Earth then compose a paper which describes dystopian reality.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads