LESSON PLANS BASED ON SHORTS AND
ON CLIPS FROM FILM, MOVIES, AND VIDEO

Full-Length Movies — Short Subjects — Movie Clips — Film Clips — Video Clips — Snippets

Each Lesson Plan on this Index uses a short subject, clip or snippet which is 40 minutes or less.
The suggested ages for the Snippet Lesson Plan are shown in brackets.

Man on Fire

The Child Savior Myth and Literary Archetypes – An Introduction using a Film Clip from Man on Fire

[14+; snippet: 22 minutes; lesson: one class period.]

High Noon

The Expository Phase Using a Film Clip from High Noon ELA: Expository Phase

[12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

In Her Shoes

Analysis and Explication of Poetry using a Film Clip from In Her Shoes

[15+; snippet: 10 minutes; lesson: two class periods plus time to write a concluding essay]

Pink Floyd: The Wall

Determining Theme using a Film Clip from Pink Floyd: The Wall

[10+; snippet: Fifteen minutes, Lesson: three 45 – 55 minute class periods]

The Simpsons & The Ladykillers

Introducing the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Using Film Clips from The Simpsons (The Raven) and The Ladykillers (To Helen)

[14+; snippets: 8 minutes; lesson: from one to three 45-55 minute classes, depending on the assignments given]

Stage Beauty

Use of Acting Technique to Describe Character in Shakespearian and Other Plays using Film Clips from Stage Beauty

[14+; snippet: 18 minutes; lesson: one and one-half class periods]

Young Goodman Brown / Sympathy for the Devil

Comparing Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” with the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”

[14+; snippet: 8 minutes; lesson: one 45 – 55 minute class period]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Deriving Theme — Using the Fishing Scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

[12+; snippet: 14 minutes; lesson: one 45 – 55 minute class period]

Shakespeare in Love

Introduction to Romeo and Juliet Using a Film Clip from Shakespeare in Love

[14+; snippet: 40 minutes; lesson: One and one-half to two 45 – 50 minute class periods]

Thelma and Louise

Foreshadowing and Characterization Using A Clip from Thelma and Louise

[14+; snippet: 40 minutes; lesson: One and one-half to two 45 – 50 minute class periods]