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Modern Indian Culture as "Scene" through Bollywood


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Keywords: Movie making, video editing, world cultures, Bollywood
Subject(s): Social Studies, Video, Technology, Geography, Drama, Music
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY
Planned By: Christopher Robinson
Original Author: Christopher Robinson, Richmond
Goals

Students will develop new knowledge and an appreciation of the elements of Bollywood films. Students will learn and use elements and techniques of this unique film industry.

Objectives


Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to compare and contrast Bollywood with Hollywood.

Groups will collaboratively create two fictional Indian characters describing in detail at least three cultural aspects as they apply to those characters and create a captivating plot and script for one scene which will incorporate modern Indian culture and Bollywood components (at least one dance scene must be included). Collaboratively, groups of students will select a scene or story to script, work together to design and craft characters and scenery, narrate a story, give character appropriate voices, select or create appropriate music, and choreograph sound effects and movement.

Lesson Outline

Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to compare and contrast Bollywood with Hollywood

Student Instructions

Background:

We have spent a great amount of time on the Indian Film Industry and you should have a firm grasp on what Bollywood is.

I need to know how well you have learned this material, that does mean a project.
You will create a Bollywood Film scene based on at least three aspects of modern Indian Culture

Task:
You will individually compare and contrast Western films in Hollywood with Bollywood films, and identify the similarities and differences on a Venn Diagram.

Groups will collaboratively create two fictional Indian characters describing in detail at least three cultural aspects as they apply to those characters

Groups will collaboratively create a captivating plot and script for one scene which will incorporate modern Indian culture and Bollywood components (at least one dance scene must be included).

Students will videotape and present their films.


Rubric:

Venn Diagram __/20

Character Descriptions __/50

Plot __/50

Story Board __/20

Cultural Aspects 1. __/20
2. __/20
3. __/20

Bollywood Scene __/100



Total __/300

Materials: Hi-Def Camcorder, Microphones
Other Items: 1 Tool Factory Movie Maker Network Site License, $699.95 each, total of $699.95