From Education World
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with Young Minds Inspired, produces a series of teacher’s guides that explore motion pictures. The activities are designed to capitalize on students’ interest in current films, as well as the excitement generated by the Academy Awards, to teach valuable lessons in critical thinking, creative writing and visual literacy.
Movies are a huge part of American life, so tying academic lessons into filmmaking is a brilliant way to engage students.All of the teacher materials are straightforward in their presentation and anchored in a specific academic discipline. For example, the activities and lessons found in Media Literacy are all designed for students in high school English, language arts, visual arts and communications classes.
Teachers do not have to shoehorn these activities into the curriculum; they are already designed to fit and require no modifications to make them classroom ready.