Visit the all-new MASTERPIECE Collection on PBS Learning Media, featuring videos, teaching tips, discussion questions, and activities.
For more than 40 years, MASTERPIECE has been known for high-quality adaptations of classics, mysteries, and contemporary literature. Browse more than 30 Teacher's Guides that can help you enhance your teaching by using MASTERPIECE films in the classroom.
This completely updated guide, created for MASTERPIECE's 40th anniversary, offers fresh ideas and innovative activities for teaching film in today's digital environment. Drawing on a treasure trove of 25 outstanding MASTERPIECE films, the guide will help you use film not just as an adjunct to literature, but as a tool that can improve students' understanding of media literacy as well as literary elements.
A Tale of Two Cities
One of the most frequently-taught Dickens novels, A Tale of Two Cities explores issues also associated with other works of Charles Dickens: poverty, oppression, cruelty, social disruption, justice, personal redemption, and class struggle. Use this in-depth guide, along with the MASTERPIECE film, to help make this timeless tale come alive.
Find general education links to support teaching MASTERPIECE films in the classroom.
Find discussion questions, activities, and resources, plus general tips on creating and running a MASTERPIECE Book & Film Club.