Whole Movie Portal for 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)****
Whole Movie Portal, ESL  movie lesson, 2001: A Space Odyssey

(focus on humanity in space)

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Contains 14 movie quotes & 61 Academic Words (AWL*).
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece  maps a journey from the birth of human intelligence on the plains of Africa to a near-future space quest: to the moon, to Jupiter, to the stars, and back to Earth.  Kubrick’s vision of the future offers a startling glimpse into what space technology might look like.  He also shares his vision of how humans have learned to master tools.  The special effects in this adventure quest still look as real today as ever.                                            
 Teacher’s Note:  Because 2001 is organized into stand-alone sequences with minimal dialogue and high-interest visual content, the movie is ideal for short-sequence lessons, as well as whole-movie. Rated G  (148  min)  mike  laib 2012


Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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