We loved Barbie, and our students did too!  Bring Greta Gerwig’s masterpiece to life in your classroom with this rich unit that teaches students how to discuss and write about film the right way.  Add some fun to your class while developing the skills necessary for both the IO and HLE.  Go for it…this unit is loaded!

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If you saw Barbie during the Summer of 2023, you know how great this film is for IB English A: Language and Literature!  Greta Gerwig’s masterpiece captures ideas of gender, identity, and peer pressure, and the film forces viewers to challenge traditional stereotypes of masculinity and what it means to be a woman in today’s society.  Whether you are aiming at the Individual Oral, HLE, or both, this unit is packed with the skills students need to learn to speak and write about film in an academic way.  The Barbie unit includes:

  • 8 detailed lessons
  • How to successfully use film for the IO and HLE assessments
  • Background readings with an academic focus
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • Sample responses with comments
  • Graphic Organizers (blank and completed)
  • Supporting slideshows with screenshots for analysis
Abram Arif


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