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Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Day One:

1) Display the movie poster (imdb)
2) Discuss the following questions with the class
    What is the first thing you notice? Why?
    How does the writing on the movie poster connect to the pictures?
    Based on the poster, what do you think this movie is about?

3) Show the movie trailer (youtube)
4) Discuss the following questions with the class
    After watching the trailer, what do you think the movie is about?
    What time period do you think the movies takes place?
    Do you think the movie is historical fiction? How does the movie trailer show this?
    What kind of people do you think will want to see this movie?

5) Distribute and discuss the worksheet from TeachWithMovies.org 

6) Create a tri-fold graphic organizer. The panels should labeled and completed as follows:
    Inside Left - Characters - All characters should listed with details such as likability, was the actor convincing,             specific dialogue that stands out and characteristic.
    Inside Middle - Story Line - Students should write a sentence every five minutes explaining what has happened.
    Inside Right - What I Like, What I Disliked and Conclusion - three difference sections all to be completed at the         end of the movie.  
    Explain to students that on the front they will create an artistically inviting cover and on the back they will create a         timeline (using the events listed in the story line section) later in the week.

7) Show approximately 15 - 20 minutes of the movie

Day Two:

1) Display the movie poster (imdb)
2) Direct the students to begin working on the artistic portion / the cover of their graphic organizer. Classroom art supplies should be available.
3) Discuss, share and review entries up-to this point on the graphic organizers.
4) Show approximately 15 - 20 minutes of the movie

Day Three:

1) Review the point of view activity from filmeducation.org  (link) or use the screen shots below (POV-...jpg)
2) Show approximately 15 - 20 minutes of the movie

Day Four (1/2 instruction session):

1) Discuss, share and review entries up-to this point on the graphic organizers.
2) Show approximately 15 - 20 minutes of the movie

Day Five:

1) Show the remainder of the movie
2) Direct students to create a large Venn Diagram showing the differences and similarities between Bruno and             Schmuel. The objects of the diagram should be centered around the characters and not the physical traits.
3) On the back of the Venn Diagram or on a separate sheet of paper, have the students write a multi-paragraph             response to the following prompt:
        This story is considered by many to be historical fiction. How does this story differ
        from historical fact? What aspects / parts of this movie could not be true? What parts
        could be true? How do you know? How could you find out?
 


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