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Letters from the Plains
Eighth graders read and analyze primary source documents dealing with Nebraska history. In a role-play, they present the information they gathered to their classmates. They examine what live was like for people settling in Nebraska.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Has the Look of Nebraska Changed from 1819 to the 21st Century?
Eighth graders examine and analyze maps of early Nebraska. Using the maps, they compare and contrast them to those of today and identifying how the area has changed over time. They complete a worksheet over the differences in the maps to end the lesson.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down.
Eighth graders select and observe a favorite film and write a review. They create personal criteria for judging drama and theater. After watching a film and writing a review, learners compare their personal review with those of a professional critic.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based on a fairy tale.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 161 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Careers in Film
Students discuss the difference between independent films and and films produced by a major studio. They select an independent filmmaker to research and begin their research from a list of given Web sites. When research is complete, they create a visual display such as a poster, scrapbook, or slide show presentation highlighting the career of the filmmaker.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 23 Downloads
Documentary Film Analysis Worksheet
Require your class members to view documentaries and comment on various elements of the films. In order to elicit their thoughts, assign a worksheet with space for individuals to predict concepts that the film will feature, note specific details about the film type and elements, and comment on the film and its message.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 12 Downloads
New Review The Conditioned
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
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 8 Views 16 Downloads
Lesson: Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of the film, kids take images of their urban landscape, then crop and alter them to create abstractions of their personal realities.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
On the Scene: Analyzing Scenes in Film and Literature
Learners examine how a scene in a movie or in literature is constructed. In this film and literature lesson plan students answer questions based on film clips then create storyboards depicting a scene from their life.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 35 Views 151 Downloads
After viewing and analyzing documentaries and working in groups to storyboard and prepare, your class should now be ready for the production stage of the documentary process. The eighth lesson in the series, this plan provides suggestions about how to deal with access to technology as well as providing a handout.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 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
Hollywood and Higher Learning
Pupils watch a varietry of films showing college life. In groups, they take different scenerios from the films and determine how they would have reacted. As a class, they discuss more in depth the issues they might face in college. To end the lesson, they research the life and works of Spike Lee and John Singleton.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
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 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Documentaries Have a Focus and an Angle
The third lesson plan in a series, this resource narrows in on two aspects of documentary films: focus and angle. After a brief explanation of the terms, class members view a student-made film and identify the topic, focus, and angle. They share with a partner and come together as a class for a full discussion.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Women Suffered to Achieve Suffrage
Young scholars compare and contrast the movement for suffrage in Nebraska and the U.S. They organize and interpret primary documents and images from the time period. In addition, they tie in religious movements to women's suffrage.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 31 Downloads
Poetry and Photography
Students determine how to use photographs to depict the feelings and meaning of poetry. In this poetry expression lesson, students work in teams as production companies to design a short film of photos. They use the film as a medium to convey the meaning and tone of student written poetry.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads