TWM does not provide the movies.
We provide curriculum materials for teachers.
- Snippet Lesson Plans,
- Movie Lesson Plans,
- Movie Learning Guides,
- Standard questions to use with any movie,
- Standard assignments to use with any movie,
- a Film Study Worksheet,
- and much more!!
Already a Member? Login Here
Pride and Prejudice
SUBJECTS — World/England; Literature/England;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships; Sisters; Humility;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect.
2005 Version: Age 12+; MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements; 127 minutes; Color.
1995 BBC Miniseries: Age: 12+; Not Rated; Drama; 300 minutes; Color. Filmed on location in Derbyshire.
1940 Version: Age: 12+; Not Rated; Drama; 118 minutes; B & W.
These are film adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novel about romance, class, and money in English upper class society of the early 19th century.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Pride and Prejudice will show teachers and parents how to use the film to help students appreciate this difficult, but worthwhile, novel. The Guide contains an analysis of the story appropriate for high school students. Extensive discussion questions with suggested answers and class projects are also included. The two major film versions (1995 and 2005) are evaluated in light of the novel.
The Learning Guide to Pride and Prejudice also offers a student handout which provides background for the story to help students understand the film and the novel.
TeachWithMovies.com's Movie Lesson Plans and Learning Guides are used by thousands of teachers to motivate students. They provide background and discussion questions that lead to fascinating classes. Parents can use them to supplement what their children learn in school.
Each film recommended by TeachWithMovies.com contains lessons on life and positive moral messages. Our Guides and Lesson Plans show teachers and parents how to stress these messages and make them meaningful for young audiences.
Learning Guides Feature the Following Sections.
- Possible Problems
- Helpful Background
- Building Vocabulary
- Discussion Questions
- Links to Internet
- Bridges to Reading
- Assignments & Projects
Pay only $1 per month ($11.99 per year)
for Learning Guides to this and hundreds of other films.
SUPPLEMENT SCHOOL CURRICULUM!
PROMOTE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING!
More suggestions about the beneficial use of movies to supplement curricula are added on a regular basis!
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is an important and engrossing novel. It is not easy reading. Any of the movie versions, properly introduced, will help young readers understand and organize the book.
Learning Guide Excerpt
To give you a sense of how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to develop lesson plans, and by parents to supplement school curriculum or for homeschooling, we have set out below a paragraph from the Learning Guide to Pride and Prejudice.
Description: Pride and Prejudice describes the unlikely courtship of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Their relationship begins with mutual contempt, but moves forward as they mature and learn that their first impressions, based on pride and prejudice, were incorrect. The story is set in upper middle class English society at the beginning of the 19th century. These films are based on Jane Austen's classic novel.
Benefits of the Movie: Each movie will demonstrate that first impressions are often wrong, and that a person can mature if he or she keeps an open mind. The films will also acquaint children with the problems caused by class prejudice in England.
Each of these films is an excellent introductions to Jane Austen's classic novel. Austen's works are not easy for even the most advanced readers. A college level teacher has reported that her students are more interested in reading another Jane Austen novel, Sense and Sensibility, after they have seen a film version. When tested against a control group who only read the book, students who had seen the film before reading the novel had a better understanding of the characters and the plot. Viewing this film in advance of reading the novel Pride and Prejudice should have the same result.
(See "Emma Thompson's Sense and Sensibility as Gateway to Austen's Novel" by Cheryl L. Nixon, contained in Jane Austen in Hollywood, Edited by Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, 1998, University of Kentucky Press, pages 140 - 147.)
The TWM Learning Guide to Pride and Prejudice contains sections on Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Helpful Background, Discussion Questions, Links to the Internet, and Bridges to Reading. The Discussion Questions are divided into three categories: Subject Matter, Social-Emotional Learning, and Moral-Ethical Emphasis.
A subscription to TeachWithMovies.com will give teachers access to 350 Snippet Lesson Plans, Learning Guides and Movie Lesson Plans. Subscribe Today and create a great lesson plan for Pride and Prejudice.
Already a Member? Login Here