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Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

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Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Junius Wright

Junius Wright

Charleston, South Carolina


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 4

Celebrate John Venn’s Birthday!

Students celebrate the birth of English logician, philosopher, and creator of the Venn Diagram by building community within the classroom by comparing and contrasting likes, dislikes, and characteristics about one another.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Great Films and How to Teach Them

Costanzo offers high school and college teachers an updated, expanded edition that contains 80% new material on teaching film, including study guides of 14 new film with relevant ways to engage their students through a medium that students know and love.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Rate This Movie! Hold a Viewing Party

High school friends gather together for a viewing party of a movie, at home or the theater, then participate in a salon critiquing the merits of the movie.


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