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World Cinema Part One

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Hollywood is the place to go if you want to make movies—right? Not necessarily. A fascinating video about the history of 20th century Asian cinema discusses the reflections of Japanese culture in the works of directors Yasujiro Ozu,...
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World Cinema Part Two

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore the rich history of African, Middle Eastern, and South American cinema with a video summary of the most prominent filmmakers from these regions in the 20th and 21st centuries. It discusses Egyptian filmmakers Asmaa El-Bakry and...
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Independent Cinema

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The formulaic films that once thrilled audiences in the early part of the 20th century now seemed stale after the stark reality of World War II. Foreign films and American independent cinema answered the call for authenticity, leading to...
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Allons Au Cinema: French Movies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students study reviews of French movies. They research French movies on the Internet, identify key vocabulary used in movie reviews and design a promotion for a movie based on its reviews.
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Cinema Cops

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A study of how public perception is both reflected and influenced by film and television, this instructional activity helps students develop an awareness of audience as well as a critical view of media. Depictions of police in television...
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A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
George Méliès realized in the early days of cinema that, "Films have the ability to capture dreams." From classic movies like A Trip to the Moon, The Lost World, and Metropolis, to more modern marvels like Blade Runner, Jurassic Park,...
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Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
It's a tale of life, retold by a genius, full of sound and fury. Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood takes center stage in a resource that spotlights how the director adapted the characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Japanese...
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Black Actors in American Cinema

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of...
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Cinema, Radio, and Television: Crash Course History of Science #29

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The earliest movies were a whopping one minute long! While the practice has evolved quite a bit over time, the invention of the movie camera was significant in its time. A video describes how not only movie cameras but also radio and...
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Experimental and Documentary Films

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Some of the boldest films in history have been documentaries or experimental films. Explore non-narrative cinema and its avant-garde techniques with a short video about a creative faction in film history. Additionally, the video...
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Yearbook Video

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students brainstorm ideas for creating video yearbook, practice taking digital pictures and using Graphic Converter, complete interviews of students and staff members, and create movie using Avid Cinema.
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For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study the cinema, films and movies. They search the internet for video and audio clips of their chosen movie. They look for movie theaters in the area and movie times for popular movies.
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Is All Cinema Verité?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the relationship between movies and culture, looking at movies as both a part of and a reflection of popular culture. They research the specific historical and cultural realities present during the run of a particular...
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Teaching Acting Technique and Building a Character Through Cinema

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students review the style techniques related to the American Method Acting and practice using them in groups. Using various scenes from films, they try to recreate the scene using props. In groups, they discover the proper way to get...
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Test Your Reading Skills: DEF Cinema Posters

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students are directed to a website, then instructed to answer a set of 20 questions related to cinemas/films.
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Film Study: Albert Maysles and Direct Cinema

For Teachers All
Students Discuss the contributions of Albert Maysles to documentary filmmaking and learn how to correctly operate video recording and editing equipment to create a short film.
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Indian Film Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Music has been used with many different art forms, but none more obvious than film. Explore the history, cultural influences, and music found in Indian Film. Text in this presentation is bulleted, making it great for taking notes. Tip:...
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Protecting Wilderness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Would you live in a tree for three years to protect a redwood forest? Viewers of Rainhouse Cinema's Among Giants documentary consider the actions of Earth First! environmental activists who moved into the treetops of a grove of giant...
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Georges Melies—Master of Illusion

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The focus of a playlist on the history of film shifts from the development of early film technology to techniques used by filmmakers like Georges Melies. Melies, a former magician, used dazzling illusions and tricky editing to create...
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For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
The 2014 film Selma is the focus of a film criticism video.  The narrator examines how director Ava DuVernay brought to the screen the story of the voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and how she uses the tools of...
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German Expressionism: Crash Course Film History #7

For Students 8th - 12th
The seventh episode in the a film history playlist takes a close look at the rise and fall of German cinema of the post-World War I period. The narrator uses The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its expressionistic use of mise-en-scene to...
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The Boundless Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
All aboard The Boundless, the greatest and longest train in existence, complete with a swimming pool, gardens, and cinema. Learners use the novel study to practice writing their own autobiographies. They then continue their learning...
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Geography Now! Egypt

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
There's more to Egypt than just pyramids—it is the crossroads between North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt is the world's largest Arab country, and it is the center of Arab cinema and publishing. A video resource explores these...
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2001 - A Space Odyssey: Crash Course Film Criticism

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Will the advancement of technology doom interpersonal relationships? Like the score for Jaws, the music for the opening sequence of Stanley Kubrick's 2001- A Space Odyssey stirs the imagination of viewers. Cinema lovers and film newbies...

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