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What better way to capture student attention than with a short, on-topic, and engaging TV or movie clip?
Donald in Mathmagic Land: Math is Everywhere
Challenge students to think about math's presence in nature.
Illustrate a concept or principle
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth millions. Help students conceptualize abstract thoughts and ideas.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Meeting the Dwarfs
Discuss how Snow White uses social cues to determine the names of the dwarfs.
Exemplify real-world scenarios
Present ethical dilemmas, showcase science experiments, and explore controversial topics through television shows and film.
Matilda: I'm Smart, You're Dumb
Discuss the ethics of Mr. Wormwood's business practices.
Exaggerate a particular point
Whether you're teaching about decision-making, English grammar, or ethical issues, television and movies provide practical and unforgettable illustrations of key concepts.
The Amanda Show: "Snap Krackle Kaboom" Cereal
Bring onomatopoeia to life as a family enjoys a new cereal.
Real-world application critique
Present Hollywood's interpretation of a real-world application, and challenge students to assess the validity and accuracy of it.
Speed: Jumping the Gap
Discuss whether or not the bus should've crossed the gap.
Teach social-emotional learning
Conflict, emotion, and motivation are core elements of many of Hollywood's masterpieces. Use clips to illustrate different emotions and how to cope with them responsibly.
Home (2015): Oh Lies
Describe Tip's tone and body language when she's mad at Oh.
to check for student understanding while playing a clip.
The Big Bang Theory: Experimenting on Howard
Ask students to identify the steps in the scientific method as they occur.
Encourage deeper discourse
Challenge students to think critically about the clips they're watching, and practice key skills with
Sleeping Beauty: Phillip Has Found His Wife
Explain the main idea, or summarize the dispute between Phillip and his father.
TV and movies contain quite a lot of vocabulary. Find key words used authentically, in context, and with pronunciation using
¡Three Amigos!: A Plethora of Pinatas
Infer the meaning of "plethora" through Jefe and El Guapo's conversation.
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