TWM does not provide the movies . . .
We provide curriculum materials for teachers.
- Snippet Lesson Plans,
- Movie Lesson Plans,
- Movie Learning Guides,
- Standard questions to use
with any movie,
- Standard assignments to
use with any movie,
- a Film Study Worksheet,
- and much more!!
Already a Member? Login Here
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
SUBJECTS — World/WW II & Germany; ELA (irony);
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Human Rights; Friednship;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect; Responsibility; Caring.
Age: 13+; MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some mature thematic material involving the Holocaust; Drama; 2008, 94 minutes; Color.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas presents a child's point of view of the Holocaust and is as a valuable supplement for any study of Germany's effort to exterminate the Jews of Europe. The relationship between Bruno and Shmuel, both eight years of age, demonstrates the absurdity of judgments based on blood line. The innocence of childhood is a concept which dominates the movie and supports a perspective on the Holocaust that is important for a full understanding of German atrocities during the Second World War.
The Learning Guide to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas provides helpful background, advice on how to prepare students to gain the maximum benefit from watching the film, a description of important concepts that the film can introduce, ways in which the movie can assist in meeting Social Studies and ELA curriculum goals, suggested discussion questions, and student assignments.
TeachWithMovies.com's Movie Lesson Plans and Learning Guides are used by thousands of teachers to motivate students. They provide background and discussion questions that lead to fascinating classes. Parents can use them to supplement what their children learn in school.
Each film recommended by TeachWithMovies.com contains lessons on life and positive moral messages. Our Guides and Lesson Plans show teachers how to stress these messages and make them meaningful for young audiences.
Some snippets simply provide film and Internet resources to supplement lesson plans. Others are complete lesson plans with introductions, handouts, discussion questions, and summative assessments.
Each TWM Snippet Lesson Plan Contains:
- Learner Outcomes/Objectives
- Step-by-Step Instructions
Learning Guides help teachers develop or improve their own lesson plans. Many also feature introductions, handouts, and summative assessments.
Learning Guides Feature the Following Sections:
- Possible Problems
- Helpful Background
- Building Vocabulary
- Discussion Questions
- Links to Internet
- Bridges to Reading
- Assignments & Projects
$1 per month ($11.99 per year) for
Lesson Plans and Learning Guides to hundreds of films.
SUPPLEMENT SCHOOL CURRICULUM!
PROMOTE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING!
More suggestions about the beneficial use of movies to supplement curricula are added on a regular basis!
Based on a novel by Irish writer John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas makes the Holocaust personal for children.
Learning Guide Excerpt
To give you a sense of how this film and its Learning Guide can help teachers supplement lesson plans for Holocaust studies, we have set out below the first paragraph of the Helpful Background section from the Guide to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
More than a million Jewish children below the age of 16 died in the Holocaust. Some historians estimate the loss at more than 1.5 million. Children from Gypsy communities and the mentally and physically disabled were also targeted for death by the Nazis. The death rate for children was higher than that for adults; it is estimated that 89 to 94 percent of the total population of Jewish children in German-occupied areas were murdered in Germany's effort to eliminate Jews from Europe whereas only two-thirds, or about 67 percent, of adult Jews died.
The Learning Guide to the film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas contains sections on Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Helpful Background, Discussion Questions, Links to the Internet, and Bridges to Reading. The Discussion Questions are divided into three categories: Subject Matter, Social-Emotional Learning, and Moral-Ethical Emphasis.
A subscription to TeachWithMovies.com will give teachers access to 350 Snippet Lesson Plans, Learning Guides, and Movie Lesson Plans. Subscribe Today and create a lesson plan from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas that makes the Holocaust personal to children.
Already a Member? Login Here