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Name: Societal Portrayals in Film and Media Class/Subject: English Date: February 13, 2012

Student Objectives/Student Outcomes 1. Students will be able to analyze film and media and decipher social commentary, inferences, and innuendos about certain topics and portrayals. 2. Students will be able to draw insights and criticisms from texts by gathering the authors main points, evidence, and conclusions. Content Standards: CC.K-12.R.R.7: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. CC.9-10.R.L.2: Key Ideas and Details: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Materials/Resources/Technology: Computer/Projector YouTube Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CReDRHDYhk8 Online Article http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/movies/2011/11/from-d-w-griffith-to-the-grapes-ofwrath-how-hollywood-portrayed-the-poor/

Teachers Goals: Teacher will foster discussion about interpreting social commentary from media. Teacher will aid students in strategy towards dissecting an article through using DRTA. Teacher will strive to increase student awareness of social portrayals in the media.

Time:

10:00 Teacher will project YouTube clip and introduce it to class before playing. 10:05 Teacher will ask the following questions to foster some discussion about film. Teacher will respond accordingly to students answers/questions: What time period in American History is this clip portraying? What clues, hints, images lead you to this conclusion? Is the film making a statement about the society of the time? If yes, what led you to believe this statement? What societal roles do the characters in the clip portray? Is there an apparent social hierarchy? From what you know of this time period does this seem to be factual?

10:20 Teacher will distribute article to students who are randomly divided into three groups. 10:25 Each of three teachers will be assigned to a group and will read article to students, ask for volunteers to read as well, ask questions, and check for understanding according to DRTA.

10:45 Assessment/ Checks for understanding: Teacher will reconvene students as a whole class. Teacher will ask students what observations and conclusions students made after reading the article and how it is connected to the video clip. 10:50 Review Teacher will re-recite the overall objective of the lesson that media portrayal of societies are up to interpretation of the film maker, as well as the audience (which includes the author of the article).