The Battle of Good and Evil on the Big Screen: A Media Studies Lesson Plan

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  • Aug 22 2010 10:40 AM

    Louise Bigham

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In this lesson, found on the New York Times Learning Network, students evaluate how the movie industry depicts heroes, villains, and events, and how these characters and plots relate to the society and time period in which the films are created. Students also maintain a week-long viewing log of television shows and movies, noting how heroes and villains are characterized based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, and actions.

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Sociology, Film & Video, Theatre, American Democracy, Reading Comprehension, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Electives, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

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