We found 204 reviewed resources for film history literature
When the Book is Better than the Movie
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sometimes the book is better than the movie; other times, the movie comes out on top. A video discusses the topic of novels and their film adaptations, pointing out specific texts and how the tale translated to the big screen. The...
Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewEdgar Allen Poe's writing goes far beyond the familiarity of "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." An intriguing video lesson explores the work, history, and style of the famous Gothic writer. Animations engage viewers in the video, and...
Louisa May Alcott: her life, her times and her literature
9th - 12th
Students explore one of America's favorite classic novels, 'Little Women'. They develop an interest in classics, study the author's life and discover which elements of her family history she incorporates into her work. They show how...
Ancient Egypt: Connecting Literature and Geography
1st - 3rd
Students brainstorm prior knowledge of Ancient Egypt, locate Egypt on map of Africa and on world map, watch King Tut film, discuss term biography, and map geographical information mentioned in stories and documentaries about Ancient Egypt.
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Controlling our Logic, Metaphors, and Semantics
9th - 12th
Kids use poetry and contemporary art to start thinking about logic and personal expression. They read Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphor," and critically examine the art of Urs Fischer. After working though a few logic problems they write...
I Went to the Crossroads: The Faust Theme in Music, Film and Literature
7th - 12th
Students analyze song lyrics and discuss Faust theme in musical history. In this thematic instructional activity, students view a film clip and create a song lyric, poem or short story developed around the Faust theme. Students perform...
Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and the Columbian Orator
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Young historians practice in-depth, quality analysis of primary source texts in this three-lesson unit, which examines excerpts from the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Caleb Bingham.