The Sundance Kids: Exploring What Makes the Independent Film Industry So Attractive to So Many


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students explore the popularity of independent filmmaking, focusing on the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. As a class, students develop a storyboard for their own independent film. Students then investigate various filmmaking careers and apply their knowledge about the responsibilities for each profession to the class's movie project. Finally, students develop movie reviews, written from the point of view of a critic at the Sundance Film Festival, about the class's movie. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Theatre, Film & Video, English-Language Arts, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Reading Comprehension


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions; Hands-on Learning