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Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family Structure
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the family relationships they observe in the movie.
4th - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Make a Book Into a Movie
Turn your high schoolers into casting directors with this lesson, which focuses on turning a class novel into a movie. Choosing the cast for a movie based on a class reading, as well as designing a poster for the movie, helps young readers illustrate their depictions of what they have read.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Movie Maker: Retelling a Story
Using Movie Maker, sixth graders make an eight frame movie based on a story they have written. They choose music clips, select pictures from PowerPoint, and make their movie. The lesson should take about ten days to complete.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
Make a Memory with Movie Maker
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into short films.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
Humor in the Movies
Lighten the mood in your film class (or film as lit class) with this amusing presentation. From pictures of Sacha Baron Cohen as his infamous character Borat to a play-by-play of jokes and exaggerated plot lines in many popular movies, your class will get a kick out of the multitude of funny examples.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Great Depression Era Movies: What do the Endings Tell Us?
In the best of times and the worst of times the ticket lines for movies are long. Why? Why do people go to the movies? What can films and their endings tell us about the era in which they are made? These questions guide class members as they examine films from the Great Depression, as well as other primary and secondary source materials about the era.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects
George Méliès realized in the early days of cinema that, "Films have the ability to capture dreams." From classic movies like A Trip to the Moon, The Lost World, and Metropolis, to more modern marvels like Blade Runner, Jurassic Park, and Avatar, visual effects have been making the impossible a reality for over 100 years.
7 mins 9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Holes: The Movie vs. The Book
Did your class read Louis Sachar's Newbery Medal-winning book Holes? Compare and contrast the film version with the novel. After reading a brief passage from the book, watch the film adaptation of the scene. Learners pay attention to and analyze the differences in both versions.
5th - 8th Language Arts 37 Views 178 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Make a Movie Not an Animation
This is not animation, it just looks that way. This brief explanation describes how to make a movie using PowerPoint and iMovie software. For individuals familiar with these tools, this clip could be a big help.
1 min 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Dante's Peak Movie Review
Middle or high school volcanologists watch the 1997 film, Dante's Peak. They make observations as they watch and then write a movie review, focusing on what was accurately represented. They also point out what facts were stretched by artistic license.
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 25 Downloads
Historical Inaccuracies in Movies - The Pocahontas Myth
What parts of the story of Pocahontas are myths, and what parts are historically accurate? Middle schoolers will begin to recognize that historical events in movies are not always correct. They compare and contrast the true story of Pocahontas and the myth.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 57 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching The Great Gatsby with the New York Times
East Egg, West Egg, the Valley of Ashes, and the green light. Bring Gatsby, the Jazz Age, and the American Dream to your classroom with a resource designed for teachers. Included in the treasury are six great teaching ideas for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, from creating a gallery walk to set the scene, to judging the adaptations (play, opera, film), to discussing the integrity and moral universe of the Gatsby characters.
10th - 12th Language Arts 58 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 38 Views 120 Downloads
Newberry 90 Second Movie
I love this project! We all read and summarize chapters with our students, but not like this. The class is broken into 4 groups, each group reads a different Newberry book and summarizes each chapter. They use their chapter summaries to storyboard and then write a script which will be filmed with a digital camera.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads
The Reel World
Students explore the ways in which the New York Times column 'Taking the Kids' analyzes whether or not current movies are appropriate for different ages of Students. They explore past articles from the column and create movie posters.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads