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Curated OER

Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the...
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Curated OER

Reality Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Yeah, but is it real? Clips from the famous documentary film series 56 UP launches an examination of the differences between reality television and documentaries. After considering the characteristics of each format, class members...
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Film Foundation

Film Language and Elements of Style

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
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Curated OER

Shakespearean Comedy on Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This lesson will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to engage in a close...
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Curated OER

Writing With Punch

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch the series "Unforgiveable Blackness". They examine the media's response to Jack Johnson in the film. They role-play the role of reporters to compose poems of headlines.
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Curated OER

Introduction to Film Editing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Editing is a major part of making an amazing film. Young film makers examine a clip from the movie Citizen Kane. They then discuss two editing techniques and examine them in other films. They write out short scenes, film them, and then...
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Curated OER

Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based on a...
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Curated OER

Film Festival: Documentaries for Hispanic Heritage Month

For Students 9th - 12th
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York Times provides links to five short documentary films depicting Hispanic themes and culture. Learners can click on each embedded link to view the films, then answer each set of related...
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PBS

Journalism in War Time: What Does the Public Need to Know?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A viewing of the documentary War Feels Like War, launches an exploration of the importance of accurate and comprehensive war reporting. Groups investigate various news agencies and assess the factors that influence their stories. A...
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Curated OER

Building a Documentary Library

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Documentary films allow your class to visit new places and gain a deeper understanding of complex issues.
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Curated OER

Make Movies, Not Migraines

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use these free iOS and Android apps to produce high-quality video projects.
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Film Foundation

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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...
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PBS

Making Change: Revolutionary Tactics of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs introduces viewers to the differing philosophies of and strategies employed by 1960s civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the debate over...
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The Brain Scoop

Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Part 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To the bat cave! No, not the one you're thinking of. Part one of a two-part series of expedition videos from playlist on mammals finds a group of researchers from the Field Museum embarking upon a quest. Content includes preparation for...
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Unit Plan
Film Foundation

The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
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Instructional Video6:55
TED-Ed

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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Instructional Video3:57
True Food TV

How Does it Grow? Pumpkins

For Students 3rd - 8th
Did you know pumpkins are a fruit? Discover how different varieties of pumpkins are grown for different purposes in a brief informational video.
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Instructional Video9:29
Crash Course

The Language of Film

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
New ventures and new technologies require new ways of referring to things. In stepped Edwin S. Porter, whose films Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery used parallel action and cross-cutting to develop his narratives....
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Instructional Video11:07
Crash Course

The Editor

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The job of the editor is surely one of the most demanding in film production. Viewers of an episode from a film production playlist are introduced to the editor's many responsibilities, the history of editing, and the various types of...
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Instructional Video10:21
Crash Course

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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Instructional Video4:41
TED-Ed

The Tragic Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Don't look back! Introduce viewers to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with a short video that recounts the tale of the young poet and his love.
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PBS

The Black Panthers

For Students 9th - 12th
Stanley Nelson's acclaimed film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution uses interviews, archival footage, and images to document the story of the radical political party established in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. A...
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Poetry4kids

How to Create a “Found Poem”

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original found poem by searching for words that inspire them. Words are taken from everyday conversation, books, cut from magazines, the mail, or an already written poem. 
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Instructional Video12:29
Crash Course

Beasts of No Nation: Crash Course Film Criticism

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Beasts of No Nation, a gripping tale of child soldiers, is the focus of an analysis that examines the techniques director Cary Joji Fukunaga uses to create his horrifying yet deeply compassionate film.

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