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Scripting the Past: Exploring Women's History Through Film
Students explore women's history through films and filmaking. They explore various websites, conduct research on a famous woman, and in small groups write and produce a screenplay based on an autobiographical narrative.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 24 Downloads
Quiet on the Set!
In pairs learners perform a silent skit portraying relationships between two known characters from a popular book or a play for their classmates. Next, the class will read and discuss a NYTimes article about a film school in the Bronx that influences urban teens positively through acting.
7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 38 Downloads
Cloud in the Classroom
Students watch a video about wild stallions and conduct research about wild horses and wildlife photography. Students explore the relationships between animals and humans and conduct Internet research about the treatment of wild horses in the United States.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Armadillo: Reporting on War
Point of view is everything, especially when reporting about the war in Afghanistan. Class members compare and contrast the same event from the war in Afghanistan as reported by five different sources. Learners are also asked to rank the reliability of various sources.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
Ancestors in the Americas: Lesson One
Students are introduced to the characteristics of documentaries and making films. Individually, they write their own proposal for an idea of a documentary making sure to identify the point of view of which it is going to be filmed. After watching a video, they examine the experiences and contributions of Asian Americans to the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
In this famous person instructional activity, students read a passage about Steven Spielberg 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 73 Downloads
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 4 Views 17 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
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Francis Firebrace 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 10 Downloads
In this famous person worksheet, learners read a passage about Michael Moore 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 36 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
To Encourage the Others (1972)
Students explore, examine and study Christian beliefs about punishment, justice and capital punishment. They view and analyze the way complex moral and ethical issues are dealt with in moving images like the screen/movie. Each student watches "To Encourage the Others.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Making Predictions - The Injured Otter
Students practice making predictions. In this making predictions lesson, students watch a video segment regarding an otter separated from its family. Students predict what will happen to the otter and write narrative pieces from differing perspectives.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads