This Movie Guide is for 8th grade and represents an interdisciplinary unit for using the movie and book, The Fault in our Stars, with standards-based English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.
The concept of the motion picture/movie study guide used here is taken from those developed by The Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and, more recently in the United States, by Walden Media. The approach is also consistent with the series, Film Clips for
Character Education, sponsored by The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (www.filmclipsonline.com).
Appalachian State University has pioneered this work in the U.S. and our curricular work with movie guides has been featured in The Middle Ground and The Journal of Media Literacy among other publications. AppState includes Media Literacy as a core aspect of their teacher education program in both undergraduate and graduate programs
Resource submitted by NAMLE Leadership Council Member and Associate Editor of the Journal for Media Literacy Education, Theresa Redmond
Dr. Theresa Redmond is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Appalachian State University. She specializes in media literacy education, instructional technology, and multimedia production and teaches a range of face-to-face and online courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs within Media Studies and Teacher Education. Theresa earned her M.A. in Educational Media with a concentration in Media Literacy at Appalachian State University and her Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching with a concentration in Educational Media & Technology at Boston University. Her research focuses on pedagogy in teaching and learning with, through, and about media and technology and on how media and communication technologies impact the nature of literacy, fluency, productivity, and citizenship in today’s digital world.