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Teachers Guide Series

Hitchcock on the set of the Birds

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: 


Art Direction 


Costume Design 

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

Costumes and Makeup 


Film Editing 


Sound and Music 

Visual Effects