A CIESE Primary Source and
Archived Collections Project

Overview

In this project students will report on a book by describing how they would turn that book into a motion picture.  After reading and studying the main components of their novel (character, plot, conflict, climax and denouement), students will use their imaginations to explain how they would cast and direct the movie versions. This project also provides enrichment activities where in the students will access archived materials such as the Academy Awards Data Base, movie posters, and movie reviews.

This project was developed by staff at the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE), which is located at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, in collaboration with St. Peter's College.