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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...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
10th - 12th English Language Arts 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...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Going to the Movies (Basic Code Sentences)
Take a pretend trip to the movies with a series of basic code sentences. Images of movie tickets, popcorn buckets, and movie cameras award learners varying amounts of points for each sentence that they can successfully read.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process
"I'll just wait for the movie version." How often have you heard that line? Transform passive viewers into active readers of visual images with an understanding of the three stages of the filmmaking process. This 28-packet packet is a...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Mega-Mergers and Cross Marketing
Students tudents examine the influence and power of media mergers by studying the Space Jam cross-marketing phenomenon. The lesson begins with a discussion about the film Space Jam, with students responding to an article by Naomi Klein...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts