Movies as Literature
Teacher: Emily Kirtlan
In Movies as Lit, students in 8th grade through high school will watch classic movies to introduce and study the basic elements of literary analysis. We will study such things as plot development, character analysis, symbolism, and comparing and contrasting, just to name a few. This course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will also equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them. In class, students will participate in group and individual projects, prepare short essays, and produce informal reader-response writing for purposes of discussion and evaluation.
"Movies as Literature really surprised me with the depth of what it accomplishes. It looks so interesting, that as I read through it, I found myself wishing for an opportunity to teach the course."
Copy/Supply fee: $20.00
Annual tuition: $420.00 ($42 per month for 10 months, August – May or $47/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)
B.S. in History