The English department wants to provide students with the most meaningful and exhilarating educational experience possible, consequently, we look for audio visual materials that we believe will make a point more powerfully than our words. Therefore, we have chosen some films that should make a situation or character come to life in a way that students may otherwise not be able to imagine.
School district policy requires district personnel to provide written notification and seek parental permission whenever films used in class to enhance the curriculum exceed a Motion Picture Association of American General Audience (G) Rating.
Listed below are the movies that may be shown during this year to complement course content and to increase student understanding. Even though the listed films exceed the MPAA G rating in their original forms, the English faculty has previewed and edited the material to eliminate offensive sections without damaging the artistic integrity of the work. In fact, many of the materials listed are used only in a form excerpted for specific curriculum issues.
Please be aware that during the year, timely broadcast television programs may also be taped and incorporated into classroom study. These materials will be closely monitored to eliminate offensive content.
WORK MPAA Rating
1. Tuesdays with Morrie PG
2. Speak PG-13
3.A&P not rated
4. The Blind Side PG-13
5. An Utterly Perfect Murder not rated
6. Various discovery education videos not rated
If you have any questions regarding this permission form, or the materials shown, please contact Mrs. Bausher at 610-282-1421 x7121.
If you approve of these visual enhancements, please sign below and return this slip to Mrs. Bausher as soon as possible.
Student Name: _______________________________
Parent Signature: _____________________________
Mrs. Bausher’s movie permission slip