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Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout...
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...
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Viewing "It Happened One Night" To Identify Elements of the Screwball Comedy Genre

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch the film It Happened One Night. They discover the cultural and historical roots of the film industry. They view many different films from different time periods as well.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Middle schoolers explore the art of film with this carefully scaffolded series of lessons that introduces film genres, explores the narrative structure of films, and uses The Day the Earth Stood Still to model how to become active...
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a Streetcar Named Desire

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students gain an idea of southern life in post WWII and an understanding of familial relationships as presented in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. They are introduced to the film genre and explore how versions of a play can compare...
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Into the Fifties: Understanding the Context of Film Genres in the Fifties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss prior knowledge of American culture during the 1950's. They complete KWL charts, participate in class discussions and view the documentary film Atomic Café. They record their observations from the film.
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Exploring Film Genres for Telling Hero Stories: Narrative Shorts

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students research that a narrative film tells a story using camera movement, sound, lighting, editing and other film making techniques. The audience must be taken into consideration when making a film. They explore what makes their hero...
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Exploring Film Genres for Telling Hero Stories: Experimental Shorts

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Learners design and create an experimental film to express a theme or concept regarding heroism. They establish shots of locations, write dialogue, create montages and subjective footage.
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Identifying the Content, Form, and Style of the Science Fiction Genre as seen in Invasion of the Body Snatchers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify basic characteristics of the science fiction film genre and consider how those characteristics are parodied in film. They view "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and participate in a discussion to compare the film...
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Exploring Film Genres for Telling Hero Stories: Animated Shorts

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students will create short movies. The integration of technology into the curriculum is important for learners to apply in various ways. This lesson is an example of that kind of integration.
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Defining Genre

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define many terms related to film and genres. They examine examples of screwball comedy and apply the vocabulary terms to that genre. They discover how to "read" or analyze films they watch.
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My Life 24-7 Video

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students utilize the short film genre to illustrate ethical themes and identify good character. In this ethics and technology instructional activity, students discuss their favorite viral videos and select an ethically themed topic to...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Genres: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir with Reference to "Double Indemnity"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast the narrative form of film with the artistic style. They also compare the screwball comedy genres with the film noir genre. They examine the historical roots of film.
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Hong Kong Symphony: Heaven, Earth, Mankind

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students complete a unit on the reunification of Hong Kong with China in 1997. They watch and discuss a documentary, write an essay about unification, conduct Internet research on three artists from the film, complete a data sheet, and...
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Viewing "Raise The Red Lantern" for Examples of Sound and Music Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars watch the film "Raise the Red Lantern". They discover sound and music elements in the film and discuss them. They complete a worksheet that goes along with the film.
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Film Music and Meaning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the music used in films today. They define three ways in which the music is used to create meanings in films. They also examine how the images create meaning for the film.
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The Business of Hollywood (Film as a Business)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the the historical and cultural roots of the Hollywood movie industry. They watch and discuss movie clips, read articles and participate in a jigsaw activity, and summarize their article to their group.
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Paris Film and Places To Go

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice using the internet in order to investigate how to choose movies for viewing in Paris and how to find a location. This done using a specific website. They also review vocabulary related to different genres of art and film.