You never known just how a student will remember the material you are trying to teach. However, I have found out that if you make a movie (or a pop song. rap song, poetry) they will remember it better and longer. Over the years one way I have found to get my own students interested is to have them select them own stars. Many of them select singers, rappers, people are at the top of the box office at the time.
Over the years there have been a few really good stories and some fantastic star selections. But the rest were just average stories lines with little thought going into the movie. But this just one way to hook my students into the subject matter. They never seem to know just what we are going to do next. It may be a game such as 'parish UNO, or a PowerPoint Jeopardy game, a writing assignment, a Bingo game over the chapter, an piece of artwork, a puzzle, me dressing in costume from the chapter, writing a poem or working on PowerPoint project, they just never know. I keep my students guessing about which day of the week we are doing something different. It also keeps the administration guessing also