Filmmaking Teacher Resources
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Hollywood and Higher Learning
Students 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
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
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 English Language Arts
Viewing Tent City launches a study of the frame story and how authors use this format to draw attention to their theme. The richly detailed plan from Futurestates Community Classroom includes pre-viewing activities, discussion questions, viewing guide, suggested assessments and resource links.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
American Historical Fiction Journal
Eleventh graders research how cultural change, technological advances, and social customs of the 20th century are depicted in American literature. Based on this research, they write an original work of American historical fiction.
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Adapting a Scene for a Movie Script
Work this scene adaptation project into your unit on Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac. After comparing a text and its film adaptation, budding playwrights set out to compose their own screenplays for a scene in Cyrano de Bergerac. More information is included in the assignment sheet.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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 learning exercise 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
What Makes the Writer Write
Your 11th and 12th graders are ready to critique society! Channel that inclination by studying a novel that offers social criticism of other eras (book recommendations included). This resource presents a well-thought-out overview of such a unit, incorporating technology (online group collaboration, multimedia presentations, etc.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
The Final Question
Students analyze their own feelings about the death penalty before considering court cases involving the death penalty. They determine what their definition is of cruel and unusual punishment, and analyze how different states handle the death penalty.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
That's Absurd! Understanding the Use of Satire
Based around the documentary Battlestar Galactica: Propaganda and War, this plan asks learners to create a satirical piece. After a discussion about satire, the class views the documentary and then splits off into pairs to complete the project.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Welcome to Top Score: Verdi's 'Don Carlos'
Students study the elements in the production of an opera including the personalities, ideas, and stage presence. They examine the skills that are necessary to be a performer in an opera in this series of lessons including making comparisons between preparing for sports and preparing to perform in an opera.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Songs Are Poems Too!
Ninth graders determine the rhyme scheme, identify figurative language, and determine the tone of a selected song. They study how poetry, in song form, has greatly influenced society. Additionally, they explore how poetry in music, not only features current topics and issues, but also effectively portrays historical events, people, and places.
9th English Language Arts
Latino Americans and Immigration Laws: Crossing the Border
Students identify both views on U.S. immigration policy. They write a persuasive essay defending either a liberal or restrictive immigration policy. Students identify the major laws regulating immigration since 1875. They create a timeline of dates of the major immigration laws.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Exploration of Career Options in Community, and International-Development Work
View the video "Global Citizens: Canadians Reaching out to the World" with high schoolers. They will use the internet to locate stories about activism (link provided) and write a summary of each. Additionally they will research careers in non-governmental organizations.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Imperialism, Arab Nationalism and World War I
Continued conflict in the Middle East makes this lesson relevant, and the inclusion of a critique of Lawrence of Arabia might increase student interest in a potentially challenging topic. The resource includes a solid introduction to the history of the region, suggested readings (both primary and secondary sources), and instructions for writing a movie review that addresses the historical accuracy of the film.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Stuff of Stories: Using Museums to Inspire Student Writing
Middle schoolers write descriptions, narratives, and dialogues based on objects of art and time periods in a museum. They base several writing assignments on art objects and paintings, including a literal description and an emotional story.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Hare and the Tortoise
Using a two-paragraph version of The Tortoise and the Hare as a reference, individuals or small groups answer a series of questions designed to assess comprehension and vocabulary skills. A second activity also encourages learners to use visual observation to compare and contrast animals related to the story.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts