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: 


complete animation activities guide

Art Direction 

complete art direction activities guide


Costume Design 

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

Costumes and Makeup 

costumes and makeup activites guide


complete documentaries activities guide

Film Editing 

complete film editing activities guide


complete screenwriting activities guide

Sound and Music 

complete sound and music activities guide

Visual Effects 

complete visual effects activities guide