[United Kingdom] Literacy – Using archive film

A teacher uses archive film in her English and media lessons to explore the structure of narrative, character and setting, and to develop pupils’ understanding of film language.

Explore archive film for understanding narrative structure. Sound and image activity before viewing (setting time, place, characters, story). Showing contrasting characters for students to make inference and deduction. Mise en scene (composition of shots, shot type, costume, props) to explore setting.

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Contributor: Margarida Morgado, IPCB Castelo Branco/Portugal


Age: 7-10, 11-13

Written by Verena Gangl