The Words of a Master From Kurosawa
Students identify and discuss elements of Kurosawa's films. They research his life and how he influenced film-making. They create a script, video, or skit/play based on their research.
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Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood
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...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review World Cinema Part One
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,...
10 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Insults by Shakespeare
Draw your class into Shakespeare's world with very old-school smack talk. Through these creative curses, Shakespeare efficiently sets the mood and develops relationships between characters. The narrator breaks down several examples from...
6 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Georgia O'Keefe - A Unit for Grades 9-12
SHigh schoolers view examples of O'Keef's work and watch a video about her life. They use colored pencil to create a 6" x 6" reproduction of a 2" x 2" square cut from a magazine picture, finding and using the most interesting shapes in...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts