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The Movie, "A Civil Action," as a Legal/Environmental Science Case Study
High schoolers watch an excerpt from the movie "A Civil Action" and examine the steps needed to determine if a water source is contaminated and possible methods of cleanup or remediation. After watching the film excerpt, students create a plan to help a lawyer try a case involving water and hazardous waste contamination.
9th - 12th Science
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
An engaging and highly relevant way for students to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical, literary texts that connect to the themes, characters and motifs presented in this film.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
EconMovies 4: Indiana Jones (Demand, Supply, Equilibrium, Shifts)
Highlighted with various engaging clips from the film Indiana Jones, here you'll find a video that does a wonderful job explaining the concept of demand and supply. Watch as the presenter delves into the supply and demand curves, using the idea of snakes from the movie in order to convey shifts in the curves and progression toward equilibrium.
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Make a Book Into a Movie
Turn your high schoolers into casting directors with this activity, 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
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
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
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 English Language Arts 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 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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Glory: The Movie Study Guide & Discussion Questions
Check out this simple and organized viewing guide for the film Glory! Questions prompt learners to consider the evolution of characters over the course of the film, and to analyze the effects of the film and the efforts of the 54th regiment.
7 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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