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Teach with Movies is now free!

TeachWithMovies offers access to more than 350 lesson plans and learning guides for movies and films.

I’ve long been a big fan of reading and studying movies. I’ve been a fan of this site’s rich curricular materials for many years.

I just discovered that I do not need to re-subscribe.

The site is now available for free (though it will now host unobtrusive advertising and encourage voluntary donations).

The Who Are We page explains the TWM’s development:
Beginning with just a handful of Learning Guides in 1998, has grown to encompass more than 390 Learning Guides and lesson plans, as well as articles on using movies to further education. Through word of mouth, the search engines, and a little press coverage (including the LA Times and USA Today), usage on the site has ballooned. 
Learning guides include a description, rationale for using the film, student learning objectives, potential problems for using the film, discussion questions, and assignment and assessment ideas, social-emotional learning discussion questions, bridges to reading, web links, selected awards, cast and director information, and bibliographies.
In addition, the site also offers a variety of more generic tools, such as a film study worksheets and assignments for use with any film that is a work of fiction.
A section of worksheets offers guidance in working with:
as well as materials for working with television genre:

TeachWithMovies may be browsed/searched alphabetically, or by age, subject, a variety of 10 best lists.

You’ll want to share the big TWM news with any teachers who include media analysis in their programs, use film in the classroom, or assign film as an element of flipped learning experiences.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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