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Students examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of the different actors. To end the lesson, they identify the stereotypes used in films to represent African Americans.
Students use the film about predicting the future as analysis of humans desire to analyze the future. In this future predictions lesson, students discuss predictions and complete a famously wrong predictions sheet. Students complete a literary predictions survey and make up their own predictions. Students view the film and add predictions freewrite about the topic.
Students explore the elements of film to analyze character, action, and the themes in the movie, "Quiz Show." The lesson encourages students to make personal connections and real life applications as they view the movie, critically.
In this famous person activity, learners read a passage about Quentin Tarantino and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
How do you slowmo a story? The narrator of a short video models how to slow down the pace of a narrative by using concepts drawn from slow motion filming. Just as slow motion in a film is achieved by speeding up the process so that more frames are shot per second, a sense of slow motion in writing can be achieved by including more frames of detail in a story. A beautifully simple solution to what may seem like a challenging problem.
Students examine why people move from one country or area to another. Using photographs, they analyze the culture and lifestyles of people pictured in the image. They research and explain the daily experiences of the settlers to discover who they were.
Twelfth graders analyze the elements of fiction and use literary analysis vocabulary to evaluate fiction works. In this fiction analysis instructional activity, 12th graders define elements of fiction and complete a diagram for the elements.Students keep a dialectical journal for the instructional activity. Students present an analysis, and write a letter to their teacher reflecting on the assignment.
Students create learning log journals and creative projects about helping others. In this circle justice instructional activity, students read Touching Spirit Bear and watch Pay it Forward. Students discuss the themes of both works and analyze the actions of the characters as they consider how they can contribute to making the world a better place.
Students examine the dangers associated with smoking. In groups, they discuss what it means to be addicted to a drug and how the media influences our decisions. After watching excerpts of films, they identify the use of smoking and the reaction to the film by the public because of these images. To end the lesson, they discover the importance of making repsonsible choices when it comes to tobacco use.
High schoolers explore the Latin American film industry. In this Latin American film lesson, students compare Latin American films to American films as they watch segments of "Que Viva Mexico!" High schoolers research the painters on the film and share their research findings.
High schoolers analyze a short story by an author in the language that they are studying and collaborate on the transition of the story into a movie. Listening comprehension skills are emphasized in this lesson.
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources. In this US History lesson, 11th graders interpret written information. Students evaluate arguments and draw conclusions. Students develop and defend a position.
Students watch and analyze a film of an Appalachian folktale. They define trickster and anti-hero, view and discuss the film, complete a handout, compose an original film review, and debate each character's behavior.
Students write a funny story and illustrate it in a comic strip. In this comic strip activity, students study comic strips and determine the plot of each story. Students then write a short story and illustrate it using a comic strip format. Students then may complete a film strip creation activity by reading a story or chapter book, discussing the main events, and drawing the events in order.
Students critique, discuss, and identify characters in a film about Latin America. In this Latin America lesson plan, students watch the film and discuss the film and everyday life.
Students discover the origins and different uses of watermelons. Using the internet, they find photographs of the fruit and reading about them in primary source documents. As a class, they plan a community activity in which they use a local watermelon vendor to present their presentation.
High schoolers analyze the effect of global warming given a set of data. In this ecology instructional activity, students evaluate the impact of excess carbon dioxide levels to living things. They watch a video then investigate the major points of the film on carbon dioxide sequestration.
Students look at the conflict through the eyes of seven children from Israeli and Palestinian backgrounds, living in this harsh war torn land. Students explore how differences of opinion, ideas, and biases affect others and themselves.
Students watch the film "Mr. Death". They identify the different perspectives the main character can be viewed from. They discover that each perspective has an element of truth for the character.
Learners use computer to type a response to what they learned during their documentary film project. They share with the class what they did for their project and ask for questions.