Teachers are constantly looking for new ways to engage their students into the daily lessons and objectives.
Often times, being locked into pop culture and what students are excited about allows for opportunities to connect and use students’ interests to your advantage. And what’s better than using movies?
To do this you have to be up-to-date on what’s new and what your students are rushing to see. You may even see something you love, and you deserve a little break by seeing a movie.
Here are the big movies for the spring.
A family friendly comedy from Disney. This will be popular amongst elementary and even middle school kids. Full of laughs and the Disney pedigree all make for a surefire fun time at the theater and plenty of characters to help spark your lesson plans.
RATED PG – ANIMATED
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
High school and middle school students who love YA dystopian sci-fi and have enjoyed the first two films in this series will be excited to see it. Opportunities like this help teachers find the learners who enjoy the films and guide them back to reading the novels.
Batman V Superman
It’s hard to not notice this blockbuster. Marketing and advertising is in full force for the first movie where Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman meet. This is going to be a hit with kids from elementary to high school (and plenty of superhero-fanatic teachers!). It will be dark and intense, so not for the youngest children. Sprinkling in superhero references to your students’ work will always be a winning approach.
The Jungle Book
Families will love this classic Disney animated film turned into a live action movie. It’s an opportunity to go with kids and see a childhood classic remade with modern technology and wonder.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
This is a sequel to the film Snow White and The Huntsman, a more gritty action-packed version of Snow White. This time, it solely focuses on The Hunstman. Teens will be excited to see this edgy fairytale film and will be extra excited to find out their teachers are seeing it too.
Ratchet & Clank
Based on a popular video game series, kids will be excited to see this wacky sci-fi adventure. Full of fun characters, it will be something a lot of younger students will be excited about, and allow for teachers to help connect and engage them by working in the characters to your lessons and assignments.
RATED PG – Animated
Captain America: Civil War
This one is the blockbuster that kicks off the summer movie season and will be the most popular movie for everyone. Basically, it’s Avengers part 2.5. Beloved characters Captain America and Iron Man are facing off and the merchandise is begging everyone to choose a side. Lean into the fervor and connect with your students. But first you have to decide if you’re Team Captain America or Team Iron Man!