Film Analysis Teacher Resources

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Documentary Film Analysis Worksheet

For Students 6th - 12th
Require your class members to view documentaries and comment on various elements of the films. In order to elicit their thoughts, assign a instructional activity with space for individuals to predict concepts that the film will feature,...
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Questions for The Joy Luck Club film, 1993 version

For Students 9th - 12th
Facilitate film analysis of The Joy Luck Club with these questions. As viewers watch the 1993 version by Wayne Wang of Amy Tan's classic novel, they explore key concepts specific to the film. Questions include description and...
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Film Analysis Handout

For Students 10th - 12th
Eight questions help film studies pupils reflect on the Martin Scorcese movie about the Dalai Lama, Kundun.
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Lesson: Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of...
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Moonlight

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences awarded its 2017 Best Picture award to Moonlight, which was written and directed by Barry Jenkins. The tender exploration of expectations for black men, contrasted with the reality of...
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Outline for Final Presentation

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
If you're working on a movie analysis unit or you teach film studies, consider using this helpful resource. Create a project for film analysis using the provided outline. Though not a complete rubric, this handout can give you ideas to...
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Motion Picture Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 11th
In this film analysis worksheet, students complete a form, analyzing a motion picture. Worksheet is a blank template and can be reset and printed on line. Detailed information about a film is asked for on the form.
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Au Revoir Les Enfants Film Comparison/Contrast

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this film analysis worksheet, students compare and contrast one of the themes in "Lord of the Flies" using the film "Au Revoir Les Enfants." Students write a comparison and contrast essay for the activity.
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Film Festival: Documentaries for Hispanic Heritage Month

For Students 9th - 12th
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York Times provides links to five short documentary films depicting Hispanic themes and culture. Learners can click on each embedded link to view the films, then answer each set of related...
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Create a Magic Lantern Show; Freed People in the Reconstruction South

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Engage your scholars by having them create "magic lantern shows" inspired by the film Dr. Toer's Amazing Magic Lantern Show: A Different View of Emancipation. As they study the South's Reconstruction through primary sources, learners...
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The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince...
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Aliens

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A playlist on film analysis and criticism continues with an analysis of James Cameron's 1986 sci-fi action classic Aliens, as well as why it is deserving of a place on a list of great films.
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Documentaries Have a Focus and an Angle

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The third lesson in a series, this resource narrows in on two aspects of documentary films: focus and angle. After a brief explanation of the terms, class members view a student-made film and identify the topic, focus, and angle. They...
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Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous lesson in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided...
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Quiet on the Set!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In pairs learners perform a silent skit portraying relationships between two known characters from a popular book or a play for their classmates. Next, the class will read and discuss a NYTimes article about a film school in the Bronx...
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Lesson: After Nature: Dystopia and Detournement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Werner Herzog's film, Lessons of Darkness is the topic of this lesson on art, politics, and culture. Learners discuss the concepts of utopia, dystopia, detournment, and Scorched Earth then compose a paper which describes dystopian reality.
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How to Analyze Documentaries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Prepare your class for creating their own documentaries. Before they get started, they'll need to know what a documentary is and what makes a documentary compelling. As a class, watch several documentaries from the point of view of the...
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Juno - Movie Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
This set of questions follows along with the movie Juno, which is about a 16-year-old getting pregnant and the resulting decisions she makes about the welfare of her baby. Give the class these questions to answer while they watch the...
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General Lesson Plan for Documentary Lens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use this general lesson guide to inform your instruction surrounding a documentary. The lesson is made up of five activities. The activities are intentionally general because they are designed to adapted for specific films. While the...
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The Future of Reproduction

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A viewing of Silver Sling begins a consideration of the issues related to and the need for surrogate mothers. Class members then compare the stance of the film to that of the article, “Surrogate Mothers: Womb for Rent.” Richly detailed...
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DVD Lesson Plan: Thirteen Days

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a fine teacher reference for presenting the film Thirteen Days, a dramatic interpretation of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy administration. It includes a brief description of the film, learning objectives, a...
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Predicting the Future

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students use the film about predicting the future as analysis of humans desire to analyze the future. In this future predictions lesson, students discuss predictions and complete a famously wrong predictions sheet. Students complete a...
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Film Analysis of Ju Dou

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
While teaching from Wild Swans by Jung Chang, make a connection with the film Ju Dou. Both are set in China and depict the harsh lives of some Chinese women in the 20th century. Seven questions are posed specific to Ju Dou and one...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process

For Teachers 6th - 10th
"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...