To better relate the previous objectives to lesson plan activities, I utilize a seven step strategy that I have adapted from a 1993 Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute curriculum unit on drama(Perrault 1993). The step strategy is credited to Dr. Thomas R Whittaker, who led a seminar entitled “Twentieth Century Multi-cultural Theater”. Here is my adaptation of the plan that I use for all three films:
Step 1. I tell students what I plan to do.
Step 2. I present questions in order to set a purpose.
Step 3. I tell students what I want them to understand.
Step 4. I discuss what parts of the movie will be difficult for them.
Step 5. I plan a way to discuss and compare theme, content, or characters.
Step 6. I state specific objectives for each movie.
Step 7. I state how I will assess student performance.