Movies (by Title)
| Film as Genre | |Movies by Title|
The all-purpose guide to epic movies
This chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter , Star Wars , and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc.
A 3-minute trailer with 3 writing prompts: one for K-2, one for 3-5, and one for 6-12.
Analysis, writing assignment.
Dead Poets Society
This lesson plan includes pre-viewing activities, the poetry mentioned in the movie, and a connection to Robert Frost's "The Road not Taken" and other poems.
Field of Dreams
Ideas for analysis and evaluation.
This analysis suggests a variety of approaches to the film.
Future States is a series of short, web-based videos that address contemporary social issues. The films are a response to the question, "What do you think America will be like 25 years from now?" The thought-provoking responses include views on global warming, immigration, technology, and war. The video are interdisciplinary by nature, but each offers strong possibilities for the secondary E/LA classroom. Follow the "For Educators" link for lesson plans.
18 questions to guide viewing.