Dead Poets Society: Supplement to Movie

This Dead Poets Society: Supplement to Movie handout & reference also includes:

Here's the perfect resource for anyone viewing Peter Weir's Academy Award winning film, Dead Poets Society. Whether part of a classroom study, used in a homeschool situation, or for personal viewing, the nine-page packet is a must. Everything is included, from the Four Pillars to a list of characters, from the complete text of all the poems mentioned to Mr. Keating's commentaries. The packet, worthy of an honored place in your curriculum library, asks, "What will your verse be?"

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the film, and the supplement, to launch a poetry and/or poetry writing unit
  • Form writers groups, modeled on the Dead Poet Society, that meet, share their drafts, and give feedback
Classroom Considerations

  • Because the film, in part, deals with suicide, research and be prepared to share with class members support services available on campus
Pros

  • The complete text of all poems mentioned, including those written by the boys, is included
  • A study guide and discussion questions are also part of the packet
Cons

  • None