INQUIRY and STRATEGIES
As viewers or readers, we expect certain conventions in every genre and are disappointed, angry, or confused when these expectation are not met. For example, think about horror movies - what type of lighting would you expect? Are there any predictable characters you would expect to run into? Is there a certain type of setting?
What defines the genre selected by your group?
What is the earliest example of a film in this genre? How or why did this form emerge? What was the public reaction?
What other two films are examples of this genre in its later development?
How do the films compare/contrast?
What director, actor, writer, or together artist is associated with this genre?
- Locate and search appropriate resources
- Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
- Think of synonyms
- Use Boolean searching
- Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
- Be creative
- Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!
Some search terms to try:
What is the best way to communicate your findings? What presentation format would engage the audience AND make your message memorable?
Usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center.
OR...join the Library Media Center Google Classroom (code available in the Library Media Center).
Fine Arts and Music Subscription Database
ProQuest Databases (Subscription Database)
Free Online Resources (Film)
Free Online Resources
GENERAL/ONLINE FILM RESOURCES
Recommended by Mr. Goldman
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.