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Students become movie stars. In this movie masquerade lesson, students dress as their favorite characters and make a movie. Students perform a reading, special song or dance.
Analyzing a Science Fiction Movie
Fourth graders watch the movie "Contact" and write a review. They discuss in their review how scientists deal with technological problems, the movie's connections to the nature of science and how technology affects science. They share their reviews.
Lion King (the movie): understanding the ecosystem
In this activity based on the movie, The Lion King, the student explores the ecosystem including the water cycle, the food chain and biodiversity by answering 33 short answer questions.
Musing on Movies
Students write reviews of movies they watch. In this literature lesson, students work together to write reviews and participate in the Ebert and Roeper-style discussion.
Students are involved in a day of fun and activity that linked back to what is taught in the physical education curriculum. They practice skills from their favorite sports movies. Ex: Angels in the outfield/Catching a baseball
How to Write a Movie Review From a Pet's Perspective
Learners write movie reviews from the point of view of two pets who do not agree on the film. They use a website to work through a self-directed activity.
In this movie title worksheet, students read a summary of the movie and try to guess the title. Students read and guess 8 movie titles.
Bee Movie Worksheet
In this science movie review worksheet, students respond to 35 short answer and fill in the blank questions that require them to respond to questions regarding the movie as well as questions regarding facts about bees.
100 Years...100 Movies
Students watch one of the top 100 movies to view, research critical reviews and then, write their own reviews.
Fourth graders discuss main concept, supporting details, plot, setting, major events, problems, conflicts, and resolution in two short stories. They apply these terms to a movie of their choice. They compare analysis of movies to literature.
Making the Movie Antigone
Learners create a movie prospectus for Antigone being faithful to the major themes and conflict. They include the plot, setting, characters, and conflict while making them relevant to contemporary audiences.
Books vs. Movies
Students compare a book and a movie of the same story. In this book and movie comparison lesson, students compare the book, Sounder, to the movie version. They use a graphic organizer that compares what they visualized while reading with what they see in the movie. They complete vocabulary and comprehension worksheets for each chapter.
Evolution: The Movie
In this evolution worksheet, students watch Evolution: The Movie and answer short answer questions about it. Students answer 22 comprehension questions.
"Gattaca" Movie Activity
In this "Gattaca" movie activity, learners read movie facts and quotes, read movie critics reviews, then answer a set of 15 questions about the film. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
March of the Penguins – Movie Questions
For this March of the Penguins worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 30 multiple choice questions regarding its content.
Cold War The Movie
Students review the major events of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students use advertising techniques to help them create movie posters for the Cold War that recap the major events of the conflict.
M3-Math Movie Minute
Students, in groups, select and solve a math problem that is relevant to everyday life. They design a short movie to explain the solution to the problem and then film, edit and present their work to the class.
"October Sky" Movie Activity
In this October Sky worksheet, students complete a set of "viewing questions" about the movie, including recording data about each rocket and launch, then use the information to prepare a report on the "Homer Hickam method of rocketry." Students then complete an experimental rocket design.
Gattaca Movie Assignment
Watch the movie Gattacaand answer short answer questions about the movie. Students answer 25 questions about the movie.
Making Movies to Demonstrate a Process
Students use Windows Movie Maker to complete a how-to description activity. In this how-to and technology lesson, students create a slide show using Windows Movie Maker. Students bring in the materials for the demonstration, draw a storyboard containing each step of the how-to process, and then demonstrate the how-to activity to create the movie.