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Translating Short Stories into Original Short Films
Students review the elements of the short story, create a script and storyboard based on a short story. They create a video of the story to present during a class film festival using both the Internet and software programs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 46 Downloads
Black Actors in American Cinema
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Predicting the Future
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.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Reading the Movies: Another Approach To Teaching Critical Thinking Skills And Writing
Students explore the elements of film to analyze character, action, and the themes in the movie, "Quiz Show." The lesson plan encourages students to make personal connections and real life applications as they view the movie, critically.
11th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 38 Downloads
In this famous person worksheet, students 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.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Slowing Down Time (in Writing & Film)
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.
6 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who Were the Settlers?
Learners 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 52 Downloads
Elements of Narration
Twelfth graders analyze the elements of fiction and use literary analysis vocabulary to evaluate fiction works. In this fiction analysis lesson, 12th graders define elements of fiction and complete a diagram for the elements.Students keep a dialectical journal for the lesson.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
Look for the Good
Learners create learning log journals and creative projects about helping others. In this circle justice lesson plan, students read Touching Spirit Bear and watch Pay it Forward. Learners 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 58 Downloads
Making Choices about Tobacco Use
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.
8th - 10th Health 11 Views 70 Downloads
Latin American Film
Students 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!" Students research the painters on the film and share their research findings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources. In this US History instructional activity, 11th graders interpret written information. Students evaluate arguments and draw conclusions. Students develop and defend a position.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Comic and Film Strip Writing
Students write a funny story and illustrate it in a comic strip. In this comic strip lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students analyze the effect of global warming given a set of data. For this ecology lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 40 Downloads
Promises: Understanding the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
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.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Analyzing the Contrasting Perspectives in Mr. Death
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads