About Movies in the Classroom
Movie Excerpt Permission Slip
By Melissa Gruber
Aug 16, 2006, 11:01 PST
Movie Excerpt Permission
Our school requires parental permission for your student to view movies that are used in our curriculum, or that are selected by the teachers, which have been rated PG-13 or R.
We believe showing your son or daughter excerpts from movies such as Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, and Glory enables then to benefit from another medium as a resource in their study of current events and history.
Movies, along with hands-on activities such as reading, in-class discussion groups, and research projects, give students a well-rounded opportunity to discover the world of history. Movies go beyond dry facts and help bring events alive.
Be assured that we will use proper discretion when showing excerpts of movies.
Thank you for taking the time to read and sign this permission form.
Name of Movie:_______________________________
Date of Viewing:_______________________________
____ Yes, I give my son/daughter permission to view curriculum and school appropriate excerpts of movies rated PG-13 or R.
____ No, I do not give my son/daughter permission to view curriculum and school appropriate excerpts of the types of movies mentioned in this letter. I understand alternate learning experiences will be provided for my child while the movie is being watched.
We will be showing Glory, which is rated R; however, we are skipping certain scenes which we feel are too intense for our students.
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