Hitchcock on the set of the Birds

The Academy, in cooperation with Young Minds Inspired, produces a series of teachers guides that explore the art and science of motion pictures. The activities are designed to capitalize on students' natural interest in current films and the excitement generated by the Academy Awards to teach valuable lessons in critical thinking and creative writing, and to develop visual literacy skills. Each teaching guide is available in its entirety to download and print.

The guides are made available to more than 19,500 U.S. high schools throughout the United States, reaching 39,600 teachers and nearly 2.4 million students.

 

Animation

complete animation activities guide


Art Direction 

complete art direction activities guide


Cinematography 

complete cinematography activities guide


Costumes and Makeup 

costumes and makeup activites guide


Documentaries 

complete documentaries activities guide


Film Editing 

complete film editing activities guide


Media Literacy 

complete media literacy guide


Screenwriting 

complete screenwriting activities guide


Sound and Music 

complete sound and music activities guide


Visual Effects 

complete visual effects activities guide