Teachers Guide Series

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The Academy produces a series of guides for middle and high school teachers to facilitate the classroom exploration of the art and science of motion pictures.  The activities are designed to tap students’ interest in film and the excitement of the Academy Awards to teach common core-related principles such as critical thinking, creative writing, and visual literacy.

Each guide is available in its entirety to download and print: 
 

Animation

PDF iconcomplete animation activities guide


Art Direction 

PDF iconcomplete art direction activities guide


 

Costume Design 

complete Costumes Design activities guide [English]
complete Costumes Design activities guide [Spanish]


Costumes and Makeup 

PDF iconcostumes and makeup activites guide


Documentaries 

PDF iconcomplete documentaries activities guide


Film Editing 

PDF iconcomplete film editing activities guide


Screenwriting 

PDF iconcomplete screenwriting activities guide


Sound and Music 

PDF iconcomplete sound and music activities guide


Visual Effects 

PDF iconcomplete visual effects activities guide