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Keeley Library     January 7, 2001

Thrillers and Chillers II
COURSE: 09694-001
Thrillers and Chillers II
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  • English Language
  • Discussions, Debates, Persuasion




    LA 6


    CONTENT: Analyzing the Effect of Dialects.
    Analyze when differences between standard and non-standard dialects are a sources of negative or positive stereotypes among social groups.
    PERFORMANCE:  Students will role play characters with different dialects in simulated job interviews. Then, the groups will have three minutes to write the impressions the dialects gave them about the quality of the applicant. Group discussion of written responses follows.
    End product: Group Discussion
  • Writing Essays
  • LITERATURE (800'S)
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Using Graphic Organizers

  • Discussions, Debates, Persuasion


    LI 15


    CONTENT: How Authors' Choice of Words Develops a Story. 
    Students identify how the author or scriptwriter's use of words creates tone and mood, and analyze and evaluate how the choice of words advances the theme or the purpose of the work.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will compare Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" to "Throw Momma from the Train" starring Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal  Students will form a panel to analyze, evaluate and discuss how the use of similar literary techniques and word choices advances the same story line in both.
    End product: Panel Discussion
  • Symbolism, imagery, metaphor
  • Oral Tradition: Myths, Legends, 
  • Native American Myths, Legends
  • Elements of Fiction

  • Writing Essays
    LI  16


    CONTENT: Analyzing Repeated Use of Archetypes in Films.  Analyze and evaluate how the authors over the centuries have used archetypes drawn from myths  and traditions in literature, film, religious writing, political speeches, advertising and/or propaganda.
    PERFORMANCE: In their film journals, students will refer  to Vampire films they have watched, and they will analyze and evaluate how the subject of vampires has been treated over time in films.
    End product: Essay for Film Journal
  • Media: Advertising Techniques
  • Media Literacy
  • Criticism
  • Film Techniques
  • Drama
  • Scriptwriting
  • M 27


    CONTENT: Identifying and Evaluating Media Effects.
    Identify the aesthetic effects used for a media presentation and identify and evaluate the techniques used to create them.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will write a film review in their film journal of a classic thriller such as, "Jaws", highlighting in their journal the aesthetic effects used in the film and the techniques used to create them.
    End Product: Film Review
  • Scriptwriting
  • Drama
  • LITERATURE (800'S)
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Arts
  • History
  • Social Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • M 28


    CONTENT: Understanding the Authors' Social and/or Political Philosophy and its Effect on the Film. 
    Use media to demonstrate understanding of the social or political philosophy of several major writers of a particular historical period, or literary movement or on a particular public issue.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will, work in groups to create bar graphs illustrating the degree of equality to men which female characters portray in film when compared to other films over time.
    End Product: Bar Graph
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