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Tubequizard. Lesson Plan Theme: Documentaries & Media Literacy. POV has featured a number of films that are ideal for introducing students to documentaries and media literacy.

Lesson Plan Theme: Documentaries & Media Literacy

This collection offers educators a range of our most popular accompanying content, produced in response to requests from educators – from web features to discussion guides, lesson plans and reading lists. Note: Lesson plans are accompanied by streaming video clips. Lesson Plans Introducing Documentaries to Your Students: 7th-12th Grades:This lesson helps students understand that documentaries are a type of storytelling that explores factual stories and issues using film or video. By the end of the lesson students should know the difference between fact, fiction and opinion, and be prepared to watch documentaries in class.

What Makes a Documentary a Documentary? Social-Issue Documentaries – A Mini-Curriculum: College-Level:This lesson plan was written by Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media and Professor of Communications at American University. Resources. By Jamie Keddie Mis-images - I’ve always been fascinated by misunderstandings.

by Jamie Keddie Mis-images -

Rather than being moments of communicative failure, they can draw our attention to details of language that we have never thought about before. In other words, we can learn from them. And importantly, every misunderstanding provides us with a story to tell. This activity deals with a specific type of miscommunication – one that I refer to as a mis-image Language level: B1Learner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 45 minutesActivity: Reading and listeningTopic: MisunderstandingsLanguage: Easily-confused wordsMaterials: Video, images + worksheets Activity outline The PDF download (see above) contains an language activity in which students attempt to make sense of 7 illustrations. Please note that the video contains subtitles. The images All of the following images were drawn by my dad (thanks dad!). Image 6 is explained hereImage 7 is explained here Competition! Here are five more mis-images.

The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy. I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years.

The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy

Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom. The Mirror The Mirror is a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. Pepper Spray Monster Cop VS Protestors. The Woman in the Red Dress. Taken from Occupy Gezi Facebook page.

The Woman in the Red Dress

Also used by Reuters A woman in a red dress sprayed with what appears to be pepper spray in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. The image vividly illustrates the popular uprising in Turkey: a young and vibrant youth movement suppressed by the state. The power of the image partially relates to three distinct elements within the frame. 3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students. When app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product.

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students

Applying this concept dramatically increases creative potential, and the rate at which apps are developing allows for new, unique, and dynamic creations to consistently challenge what seemed possible only a few months or weeks ago. The final product involved in app-smashing often lends itself to video, so to kick off the school year, here are a few app-smashing video projects.

Animated Paper Videos This video process involves creating drawings offline with paper that will later become animated, include voice-overs, and can be published to the web. Begin the project by creating a set of drawings of either characters, icons or ideas. Nightmairbnb. Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure.


Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition. Before showing your students the video below, write “Nightmairbnb” on the board and elicit their ideas as to what they think the video might be about. If you think the majority of your students will not be familiar with Airbnb, “flip your classroom” by asking them to research the term as homework before coming to class.

Do you know anyone who has used Airbnb to find accommodation in a private home? Which three of the above questions are being discussed? Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” Teachers. Storytelling for the YouTube generation. Listening and movies. Video lessons. Themes. Kortfilmsklubben - engelska: First day. by Jamie Keddie. Shakespeare In The Classroom - By Kieran Donaghy. List of historical period drama films.

The historical period drama is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous people.

List of historical period drama films

Some historical dramas are docudramas, which attempt an accurate portrayal of a historical event or biography, to the degree that the available historical research will allow. Other historical dramas are fictionalized tales that are based on an actual person and their deeds, such as Braveheart, which is loosely based on the 13th-century knight William Wallace's fight for Scotland's independence.