Most students love to watch film and they also love to go to the movies. So they are already somewhat familiar with trailers whose purpose is to promote or market upcoming releases. Today, teachers and students can watch trailers via websites, so they are more accessible than ever. This lesson is for teachers who wish to consider using trailers to teach students how to be critical thinkers, identify mood & tone, and about persuasive techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to get hands on experience while making their own trailer for one of the videos they have previously made in your class.
In this lesson students will have the opportunity to learn what film trailers are and why they are used. This lesson will contain lecture, vocabulary, Hollywood trailer examples, and student made trailer examples.