Learn All Year Long
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Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack
|Grades||7 – 12|
|Activity Time||Two hours, not counting the time needed to rehearse and film a movie scene (Can be done over several days)|
Activities & Projects
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Before seeing a film based on a book, classic or contemporary, children can learn about filmmaking and create their own scenes based on their favorite moments from the book.
Tips & How-To's
Grades 3 – 12 | Tip & How-To
Writer’s notebooks allow children and teens to take in the world around them and document their daily lives. Use these tips to learn how to start a writer's notebook with your child.
Grades 7 – 10 | Printout | Learning New Skills
It’s easy to make a movie today, thanks to software that may already be on your home computer. Create movies to communicate through video.
Grades 9 – 12 | Printout | Learning New Skills
What makes a movie work or fail? A well-made movie can draw viewers in so completely that they can forget that everything they see and hear was planned out by the filmmakers. This printout prompts teens to look at several distinct elements of a movie and decide on their overall effectiveness.
Grades 6 – 8 | Printout | Writing It Out
Children can take a turn in the director’s chair. They can make decisions–and learn the elements–of stories told on film.