Film Genres Teacher Resources
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies
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...
The Day The Earth Stood Still: What Is a Movie?
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Into the Fifties: Understanding the Context of Film Genres in the Fifties
9th - 12th
Students 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.
Exploring Film Genres for Telling Hero Stories: Narrative Shorts
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...
Identifying the Content, Form, and Style of the Science Fiction Genre as seen in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
Comparing and Contrasting Two Genres: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir with Reference to "Double Indemnity"
9th - 12th
Students 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.
Hong Kong Symphony: Heaven, Earth, Mankind
11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars 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,...