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Bringing Film Into the Classroom: Free Lesson Plans for Teachers


teach with moviesLike our students, we’re film fanatics. Movies help us unwind, they entertain and engage us, but they also help us experience different lives and cultures. And when they are tied to specific learning objectives, films can be a wonderful teaching tool. If you have an interest in bringing movies into the classroom, but don’t know where to start, Film English is a great place to begin.

Film English is a resource that offers free lesson plans that revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. Here’s what we love about Film English:

  • All of the movies are housed directly on the site, so you’ll never have to search for a movie rental store

  • The lesson plans cover a wide variety of topics: anything from bullying, compassion and creativity, to happiness, love and racism

  • Lesson plans are designed to teach students how to think critically, reflect on their values and preconceptions, all while strengthening their writing and speaking skills.  

If you are looking for more ways to bring film into the classroom, check out two of our recent blogs, “Using Foreign Films to Engage Reluctant Readers” and Teach with Movies: A Free Resource for Teachers.


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There are some free printable common core lesson plan templates for all stages available at my site
Posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:24 PM by Stu Sydenham
This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too. Looking forward to your next post.
Posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:36 PM by Templates Singapore
educational films and children
Posted @ Friday, April 03, 2015 7:35 AM by eleman
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