Using Film to Educate and Inspire:
Journeys in Film is a leader in creating standards-based lesson plans for award-winning international feature films that engage students actively in learning about other cultures through a series of interdisciplinary lessons. More recently, Journeys has developed lessons for powerful documentaries that focus on contemporary and historical issues, both here and abroad. Journeys in Film’s lesson plans merge effectively into teachers’ existing lesson plans and mandated curricular requirements. They are not add-ons that require finding new time; instead, they provide teachers an innovative way to fulfill their school districts’ standards-based goals.
In this two-day workshop, participants will experience some of the films and related lessons for classes in music, English, social studies, and film analysis. They will consider basic principles of Holocaust education and view Defiant Requiem about how music and the arts sustained the Jewish population of a Nazi concentration camp outside of Prague. They will have an opportunity to meet conductor Murry Sidlin, whose research and live performance at Terezín are the focus of the film. They will also see films devoted to global education, including a full showing of the Iranian film Children of Heaven and clips from South Korean, Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, South African and Maori films. Participants will discuss ways to develop both interdisciplinary, team-taught units and stand-alone lessons to help students learn about other cultures. Suitable for Middle School, High School and pre-service educators. Everyone walks away with films, curriculum guides and much more!
Out of town participants will receive travel reimbursement and hotel accommodations.