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EGI’s director Onalee McGraw reviews film research materials with collaborator Shenandoah Sierra for Liberty and Justice for All: Classic Movies and the Bonds of Civic Friendship.

In our twenty-seven year history, the Educational Guidance Institute (EGI) has implemented character formation programs for highly diverse groups of young people.

Our program history has included public school classrooms, after school programs, pilots for college students and young adult groups, and parent-teen events in communities and churches.

EGI uses the great classic films of Hollywood’s Golden Age to teach enduring values that are both timeless and deeply relevant to the generation of today. These stories touch the deepest longings of the human heart.

For college students and young adults, EGI has developed two new programs:

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1) Liberty and Just for All: Classic Movies and the Bonds of Civic Friendship, this 12 film anthology features classic films such as the ‘Bogie and Bacall’ thriller, Key Largo. 

Each film discussion guide includes Film Facts, Film Critic’s Corner, Film History, and Discussion Questions.

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2) Men and Women in Love: The View from Classic Hollywood, this 6 film anthology features great romances such as William Wyler’s Roman Holiday. Each film discussion guide includes Film Facts, Film Critic’s Corner, Film History, and Discussion Questions.

We offer a broad variety of classic film lesson plans for middle and high school language arts classes,  (Click here for EGI Lesson Plans). Each film gives an insight into the meaning of life and teaches lessons that give today’s youth, who are so hungry for TheManWhoKnewTooMuchPoster260by337truth and love, a picture of what the great things in life are all about.

Each film is developed in segments to allow for teachers to integrate film lessons into regular classroom programming. Lesson plans include instructor synopsis, vocabulary words and definitions, worksheets, and essay questions with answer keys.

With EGI’s lesson plan for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much, students explore how ordinary people fall into extraordinary circumstances.

 

Love and Life at the Movies Video

Love and Life at the Movies Video

Documentary of high school students using EGI study guides

Click here to view Love and Life at the Movies Video

Our twelve minute DVD highlights high schoolers discussing such well-known classics as: It’s A Wonderful Life, A Raisin in The Sun and Key Largo. Young people are discussing complex issues such as conflict in family life, the bonds of community, and the common good in relation to their lives.

 

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