Stranger Things: Learning to Write Analysis Essays
Students typically learn film and popular culture analysis in college for their ELA requirements, but this class offers that knowledge now using "Stranger Things!"
112 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
Once per week
over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
How Outschool Works
There are no open spots for this class, but you can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.
Historical references include: Cold War - it affects the entire plot AIDS Crisis - Will struggles with his identity which is suppressed even more by public opinion of gay men which increased during the height of AIDS Week 1: The first class will focus on introductions to each other and to the class. They will state name, preferred pronouns, a fun fact, and a favorite character. Students will know what to expect from the class and receive an overview of film elements before starting the...
Students will learn to improve their critical thinking and writing skills while also learning how to view a television show as an academic text.
Students tend to be more engaged when they have an actual interest in the content; I personally found that learning how to write well was easier when it involved topics I enjoyed rather than being forced to read books I found outdated and boring in high school. Any medium can be studied academically, including video games, television shows, books, comic books, and films. When I joined Outschool, I wanted to teach writing while also focusing on subjects that I am passionate about, and that students may be passionate about as well, like Stranger Things. While earning a degree in English, I learned how to write quality essays on numerous topics including film studies which is a part of English that is both interesting and engaging. As a teacher, I like to create courses that are both challenging and fun.
Short answer assignments, notes, and essays.
Students will need access to Netflix in order to watch the show.
Learner progress is assessed through participation, and through the progression in their assignments.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
The series is TV-14 due to violent content and mature themes. The series does contain some explicit language as well. Clip from the beginning of Memento is shown in order to explain film analysis, and has some gory imagery. Other clips from other TV shows/movies are also used (see above) to better explain the terminology.
Cori ChapmanEnglish Teacher With Focus on Writing and Analysis
112 total reviews
153 completed classes
As human beings, we are always consuming popular culture. Streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have taken over our televisions with entertaining original series. As an Outschool teacher and avid binge-watcher, I create courses using...