Teacher's Guide Series for Motion Pictures. Author: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

This resource contains a plethora of lesson plans based on movies.  The majority of lesson plans focus on understanding media, as found in media literacy, visual effects, sound and music, documentaries, and cinematography lesson plans.  Each of these categories, along with others not listed, provide lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and film suggestions to teach different media skills. This group of lesson plans/suggestions promotes media literacy through film.  Along with an in-depth discussion about a certain lesson (in whichever lesson category you choose), a downloadable package is available that contains all the website does, in PDF form. It also includes worksheets and activity/movie suggestions for each skill. Many of these lesson provide information on hard-to-teach standards, such as camera angles and sound effects. Of course, each movie suggestion needs to meet school and district standards/expectations, as suggested films are rated G, PG, PG-13, and R and some may contain inappropriate themes and language.    

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding...
CLE 3001.7.1
Evaluate the aural, visual, and written images and other special effects used in television, radio, film, and the Internet for their ability to inform, persuade,...
CLE 3001.7.2
Examine the agreements and conflicts between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal.
CLE 3001.7.3
Recognize how visual and sound techniques or design (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
CLE 3002.7.1
Evaluate the aural, visual, and written images and other special effects used in television, radio, film, and the Internet for their ability to inform, persuade,...
CLE 3002.7.2
Examine the agreements and conflicts between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal.
CLE 3002.7.3
Recognize how visual and sound techniques or design (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
CLE 3003.2.6
Deliver effective oral presentations.
CLE 3003.7.1
Evaluate the aural, visual, and written images and other special effects used in television, radio, film, and the Internet for their ability to inform,...
CLE 3003.7.2
Examine the agreements and conflicts between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal.
CLE 3003.7.3
Recognize how visual and sound techniques or design (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
CLE 3003.7.4
Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.
CLE 3005.7.1
Evaluate the aural, visual, and written images and other special effects used in television, radio, film, and the Internet for their ability to inform,...
CLE 3005.7.2
Examine the agreements and conflicts between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal.
CLE 3005.7.3
Recognize how visual and sound techniques or design (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
CLE 3005.7.4
Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.
SPI 3002.4.3
Evaluate the reliability and credibility of sources for use in research.
TSS.ELA.11-12.RI.IKI.7
Evaluate the topic or subject in multiple diverse formats and media.
TSS.ELA.11-12.RL.IKI.7
Evaluate the topic, subject, and/or theme in multiple diverse formats and media, including how the version interprets the source text.
TSS.ELA.11-12.SL.CC.2
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media formats in order to make informed decisions and solve problems; evaluate the...
TSS.ELA.11-12.SL.PKI.5
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
TSS.ELA.9-10.SL.CC.2
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media formats; evaluate the credibility and accuracy of each source.
TSS.ELA.9-10.SL.PKI.5
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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