How Do You Access Film Study Guides?


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Free movie-specific study guides are available from sites including PBS.org's Masterpiece Teachers' Guides page and FilmEducation.org's Film Resources' Film Library page. PBS.org and Oscars.org provide guides focused on the individual elements of movie-making, including animation, art direction, documentaries and visual effects.

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The PBS.org site provides film guides for 20 individual films as of 2015 in addition to an 11-section Film in the Classroom guide, which explores the language of film, literary elements and adaptation. The list of individual films includes "The Diary of Anne Frank," "Henry V," "Our Town," "A Tale of Two Cities" and "The Song of the Lark."

FilmEducation.org's Resources' Film Library page contains an alphabetical listing of films and links to resources specifically oriented to each film. In addition to the alphabetical listing, the site provides brief subject-matter descriptions of each film, the film's rating, and a U.K. education level target audience indicator.

Oscars.org's Educational Programs, found under the Learn tab on the site's banner, include a set of guides aimed at middle- and high-school teachers. The guides help teachers work with students to explore the art and science of movies. The guides also support common core principles such as critical thinking, creative writing and visual literacy.

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