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Edward Scissorhands (Teacher Pack)

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SKU: TP0016
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This comprehensive Teacher Pack equips educators of secondary students (Years 9–11) with all that's needed to deliver high-quality learning experiences focusing on gothic elements and the messages of this iconic film, especially those relating to conformity, difference, and intolerance, with outcomes focused on students creating their own gothic narrative as the assessment task. There is the option to extend the teaching unit, with an analytical task included also.

Contents (digital/editable/printable files ready for immediate download and use):

  1. Teacher Guide (27-page PDF)
    • Unit overview
    • Inquiry Question
    • Suggested Lesson Outline
    • Teacher Answer Guide to Student Booklet
    • Narrative Assessment task information
  2. Student Booklet (19-page PDF and DOCX)
    • Pre-viewing activities
    • Viewing activities
    • Post-viewing activities
    • Assessment task: Narrative – narrative writing, narrative features, narrative devices, narrative planning template, narrative structure drafting template, checklist
  3. Teaching PowerPoint/Keynote Presentation (27-slide PPTX and KEY [for macOS users])
    • Discussion starters
    • Gothic elements
    • What is narrative film?
    • Pre-viewing, Viewing and Post-viewing resources
    • Assessment Preparation – Narrative assessment
  4. Bonus files
    • Student resource – Progressive Writing (DOCX)
    • Student resource – Writing Group Work (DOCX)
    • Student version – Gothic Texts Quiz (DOCX)
    • Teacher answers – Gothic Texts Quiz (PDF)

Unit duration: 18+ lessons (including assessment)

Curriculum links:

The Teacher Pack can be linked to the following areas within the Australian Curriculum:

  • English
  • Media Studies

In addition, the Teacher Pack relates directly to the following General Capabilities within the Australian Curriculum:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Literacy


  • Digital/editable/printable files delivered in a single ZIP file (3× PDF, 4× DOCX, 1× PPTX, 1× KEY)
  • Professionally designed by an experienced educator
  • Highly visual and engaging
  • Suited to all learners
  • Crisp, clean layouts
  • A range of whole class, group work and individual learning resources

Please note: This comprehensive pack has been designed for teachers to use with the film Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990). The film runs for 105 minutes and is classified PG. Please check your country's classification for this film prior to use with students.

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