These Masterpiece Teacher's Guides will help you use film to not only teach great literature, but media studies as well. The guides include viewing tips, discussion questions, activities and investigations, background information, genre study, and resources.
Film in the Classroom, Revised pdf
This completely updated guide, created for Masterpiece's 40th anniversary, offers fresh ideas and innovative activities for teaching film in today's digital environment. You can download the entire guide or choose a particular section of interest.
Individual sections of the Film in the Classroom, Revised:
- Foreword by John Golden pdf
About this Guide | The Masterpiece Website | Why Study Film in the Classroom? | Using Films to Interpret Literature | Teacher Tips
The Language of Film pdf
Film Basics | Learning the Language | Glossary
Adaptation: From Novel to Film pdf
Literary Elements pdf
Characterization | Themes, Motifs, & Symbols | Setting | Point of View | Tone & Mood
Wrap Up pdf
After Viewing Questions | Film Scavenger Hunt | Theme/Plot Elements
Graphic Organizers pdf
Storyboard | Viewing Log
- About the Films pdf
Books | Websites | Articles
- Credits pdf
Teaching Dickens — Focusing on four Dickens titles, this guide also features general questions, activities, and background information about Dickens.
The Complete Guide to Teaching Jane Austen — Covering all six Austen titles, this guide provides an in-depth look at Austen and her times.