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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
Hollywood Magic-The Dream Factory Recreates the Novel
The Great Gatsby, The Jungle and study HRC's Teaching the American Twenties-The Dream Factory are the focus of this instructional activity, Your high schoolers will rewrite a small scene from the novel into a dramatic film scene and then create a modern movie poster that demonstrates the plot, major themes and characters of the novel and the 1920's.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout this mini-unit, students discuss topics such as hero vs.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 69 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford’s 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath and photos from the 1930s provide learners with an opportunity to examine the effects of the Great Depression on rural life and farm families. Using a provided list, groups investigate primary source materials and then use their findings to evaluate the accuracy of the film portrayal of the Joad family.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to violence against women, this set of lessons also requires pupils to examine in detail various amendments and acts that affect women.
8th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Media Literacy with Focus of Strategies for Collaboration
Introduce your class to literary analysis with a series of activities that has them examine book and movie reviews. Groups then draft their own review of a text, select a digital medium, and craft a presentation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince of Egypt.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 101 Downloads
Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation status, assess whether what they see accurately represents where they live, and discuss equity or the lack of it in the media.
8th - Higher Ed Language Arts 40 Views 123 Downloads
Understanding the Aboriginal Experience
Students explore the Aboriginal culture through reading and video. In this language arts instructional activity, students explore the plight of Aborigine children removed from their homes and placed in residential schools. Students watch video clips of Rabbit Proof Fence then work in groups and complete writing activities.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 34 Downloads
Doing Business with Adaptations B: Why So Many Adaptations?
Art inspires art! How does the market drive the world of film adaptations? Studying the economic and social factors of film adaptations helps young readers discover why there are so many adaptations of printed texts. Additionally, they examine the ways the novel or source material for these adaptations is impacted by the process.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 41 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed