Day 2

Night Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Film: Night and Fog

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to apply examples from documentary cinema to an analysis of the novel

    Common Core Standards:



    Together as a class, watch Alain Resnais' canonical 1955 documentary film Night and Fog (Criterion Collection). The film is approximately 32 minutes long, in French with English subtitles. Resnais uses archival photographs and his own cinematography to starkly narrate the horrors of Auschwitz. You may wish to alert students that the film contains some disturbing imagery and brief nudity (in a photograph of...

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