WAR HORSE: Teaching Resources

WAR HORSE: Teaching Resources

This resource is designed for students of History, English and Media aged 11-14 but may also be used in PSHEE and Science teaching with pupils aged 9-11. Offering a range of interactivity based on the film, the novel and from the archives of the National Army Museum, these materials give learners an exciting opportunity to develop skills of close reading and analysis. Activities also build students’ awareness of the significance of remembrance and help to develop their knowledge and understanding of how primary sources can inform contemporary filmmaking.

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Guide to Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet: For Students

Guide to Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet: For Students

This complete, printable study guide features activities and background information to support viewing of Romeo+Juliet in English. The guide is part of Film Education's Filming Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet&' resource pack. Further information on the whole pack can be found on our website http://www.filmeducation.org/shakespeare/romeo_juliet.html

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The Railway Children Study Guide

The Railway Children Study Guide

BritPix – great British movies for juniors: We have compiled a cluster of resources on screen classics to celebrate Britishness in children’s cinema. Based on the novel by E. Nesbit, The Railway Children is about a middle class family from London who move to a cottage in the country when the father is wrongfully imprisoned subsequently, they fall on hard times.

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Oliver Twist Teaching Guide

Oliver Twist Teaching Guide

Resources on the 2005 film adaptation of Oliver twist, exploring the text and the historical background to the novel. Additional activity sheets taken from our free resource DVD Thinking Film, Thinking English: story and genre are also included.

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Film Education Study Guide for Shakespeare in Love

Film Education Study Guide for Shakespeare in Love

This printable study guide pack with resources to accompany study of 'Shakespeare In Love', a film by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. The film depicts Shakespeare’s creation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ focuses on the interweaving of fact and fiction, love and marriage in the sixteenth century, writing for stage and screen and the nature of comedy. The film is viewed against a detailed historical look at life, love and entertainment in sixteenth century England.

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Film Education study notes for Brave

Film Education study notes for Brave

Study notes on the film designed for use with pupils aged 7–11. The guide features a range of cross-curricular activities linked to the film.primary literacy, geography (Scottish landscapes), history (tenth century AD Britain), personal, social and health education.

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TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN: Resources

TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN: Resources

This educational site for learners aged 12-16 features teaching materials exploring the film Tomorrow When The War Began. Designed for students of English, media and PSHEE, this resource encourages young people to reflect personally and critically on the characters, relationships and ideas presented in the film. Activities are organised into subject areas using a range of the film's assets and some tasks are designed to be used in conjunction with Film Education&'s Tomorrow When The War Began study clips on DVD available from secondary@filmeducation.org.

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Film Education materials on Life of Pi

Film Education materials on Life of Pi

Designed for students of English aged 16+ and religious studies ages 14+, Film Education's online resource uses film content from the film adaptation of Yan Martell&'s novel Life of Pi to explore ideas about storytelling and concepts of divinity and belief.

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Film Education Teaching Trailers 2013 resources

Film Education Teaching Trailers 2013 resources

Resource featuring activities on trailers for a wide range of 2013’s spring film releases, including the chance to get creative with the interactive ‘make a trailer’ facility. Engaging, curriculum-relevant tasks are suitable for use in English, media and film lessons with students aged 11-18. The website includes further activities and worksheets for the classroom.

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Film Education resources on Frankenweenie

Film Education resources on Frankenweenie

Study materials on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, suitable for 7-11 year olds. The activities cover aspects of art, literacy and science. These resources comprise a teaching plan and a series of activity sheets, with interactive content available on the website.

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Gnomeo and Juliet Study Guide

Gnomeo and Juliet Study Guide

BritPix – great British movies for juniors: We have compiled a cluster of resources on screen classics to celebrate Britishness in children’s cinema. In Gnomeo and Juliet, garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between their two families.

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Film Education Anti-Bullying Week resource

Film Education Anti-Bullying Week resource

This resource offers teachers suggestions of suitable films that could be shown and proposes some ways into exploring these film texts in order to empower students to challenge bullying when they see it and to develop understanding about how and why bullying occurs.

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Keats’ poetry and the film Bright Star

Keats’ poetry and the film Bright Star

This online educational site for secondary schools and further education colleges features interactive teaching materials exploring the representation of Keats' life and poetry in the film Bright Star. Contextualising this onscreen portrayal with biographical information, literary reviews and Keats&' poetic legacy, this resource is designed for students of English and Literature at GCSE, AS and A2 and equivalent, as well as those embarking on literary study in higher education.

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Film Education guide to The Secret of Kells

Film Education guide to The Secret of Kells

In remote, medieval Ireland, young Brendan embarks on an adventure when a celebrated illuminator called Aiden arrives carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest into the enchanted forest where he meets Aisling, a mysterious young girl. These study notes are suitable for KS2 History, Literacy and Art.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: book to film

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: book to film

Online resource offering a wide range of activities enabling students to engage with different text types and explore the key messages of this fictional story. Activities focus on stills, clips and marketing materials plus an exclusive interview with author John Boyne. Tasks exercise skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening as students explore the film from a number of angles.

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Teaching Resources

WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Teaching Resources

These materials explore Andrea Arnold’s film and the context of its adaptation from Emily Brontë’s novel, with educational activities suitable both for English Literature students and for students of film and media studies at AS/A2 level and equivalent. The supporting study guide, offers a series of activities examining audience and reader expectations and the process of adaptation, whilst the clip activities offer close viewing tasks on three short scenes.

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THE LOVELY BONES: Teaching Resources

THE LOVELY BONES: Teaching Resources

This educational website for secondary schools and further education colleges features teaching materials exploring the film adaptation of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. This resource is designed for students of English and literature at GCSE, AS and A2 and equivalent.

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MADE IN DAGENHAM: Teaching Resources

MADE IN DAGENHAM: Teaching Resources

This educational website for learners aged 15–19 features teaching materials exploring the film Made in Dagenham. This resource is designed for students of citizenship, history, media, film and English GCSE, AS, A2 and equivalent. The teachers' notes offer a comprehensive guide to using the resource

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Chicken Run Study Guide

Chicken Run Study Guide

BritPix – great British movies for juniors: We have compiled a cluster of resources on screen classics to celebrate Britishness in children’s cinema. In Chicken Run, Rocky the rooster (Mel Gibson) and Ginger the chicken (Julia Sawahla) having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, decide to rebel against the evil Mr and Mrs Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.

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Be Creative student production competition 2012/13

Be Creative student production competition 2012/13

Production competition for UK students aged 11-19, runs from September 2012, to February 1st 2013. Working to a real-world creative brief, students research, design and produce an original marketing campaign, presenting their campaign as either a set of posters or a filmed or animated advert. See the resources here or visit the website for further details.

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