Film studies: five movies to liven up Britain’s classrooms

20th Century Fox is offering US teachers free learning materials inspired by its Nasa-themed hit Hidden Figures. But why stop there?

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Kids love movies, and education standards need to be improved. So why not use movies as a teaching aid? It’s not rocket science. Except in this case it actually is. After unexpectedly conquering the box office with its inspiring tale of the resolute black women who helped keep Nasa in the 1960s space race, Hidden Figures is now setting its landing coordinates for the classroom.

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