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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Lights, Camera, Action...Music: Critiquing Films Using Sight and Sound
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 60-minute class sessions|
Villanova d'Asti, Asti
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 16
Students make lists of their favorite and least favorite movies and brainstorm qualities that make a film good or bad. Next, students write a movie review for a film they have seen.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 20
Students do a journal entry about barriers that have been brokensuch as age, race, and genderthat might impede them in the future, and how they can break through those barriers.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 6
Students think about the sound in a movie they have seen multiple times. Then students predict what sounds they expect to hear in a short scene from a film with the sound turned down.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 8
Students brainstorm the superstitions they know and small groups research one of the superstitions to determine its origin and meaning or purpose. Students can write about the superstition using the Mystery Cube interactive.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
Children enjoy sharing their thoughts, ideas and opinions in talking with others. Encourage them to write these down and more to share in a neighborhood newspaper!