To The Teacher
Dante's Peak - Fact and Fiction Handouts
Enjoy the movie, but know the Geology!
All teachers know that sometimes you just have to show a movie. Maybe it is before a long vacation when the students are just to excited and unsettled to begin a new unit.
Or maybe you just want to enrich their curriculum with a visual component that will further enhance their learning experience and understanding of the content.
Students are fascinated by volcanoes! Aren't we all?
Then why not make a movie a learning experience?
As part of your Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes Unit, show
the students: Dante's Peak.
Print out the Fact Sheet: Dante's Peak - Fact and Fiction
Print out the accompanying Worksheet: Dante's Peak - Fact and Fiction Worksheet
Provide the handouts to the students in advance of watching the movie to allow them enough time to read the directions, read all the facts, and to ask questions.
Go over the facts with the students. Make sure they know what they are being asked to provide on the worksheet. Tell them how the assignment will count with respect to their grade.
Personally, I prefer not to show a movie to students without
requiring something in return to demonstrate they got something educational
out of it.
Allow your students to enjoy the movie all the while knowing that they will be observing and critiquing it for any departures from geological truth.
Enjoy using these handouts!
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