Students use their imagination and creativity to create an original, five-minute scene from a given picture. They create a beginning, middle, and end/conclusion to the skit. They develop their basic acting techniques.
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The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)
How did the geography of Harlem help create the Harlem Renaissance? Class members learn about the origins of the movement as they study this 1920s-1930s movement. Groups rotate through four stations examining art, music, a satirical...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Filmmaking Process
What happens during the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of the filmmaking process? This 30-page packet, designed to be used with a viewing of Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, is loaded with materials,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects
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,...
7 mins 9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
EdTech Tuesdays: Videolicious
Learn how to make videos with this video tutorial! Jennifer and Rich walk you through how to get started with Videolicious and how to use this app in your classroom. You and your pupils will be creating and editing films in no time!
6 mins 3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable