Journeys in Film is pleased to announce our upcoming free two-day professional development workshop, Voices of Resistance, featuring He Named Me Malala and Defiant Requiem.
The Tools for Tolerance® for Educators program, set in the unique immersive, high-tech learning environment of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, is pleased to fund this workshop opportunity for California educators. Travel and accommodations are also available to eligible participants.
In this two-day Institute educators will walk away with interdisciplinary lesson plans aligned to the Common Core, while exploring the theme of “Voices of Resistance” through two films in particular:
• He Named Me Malala: Educators will be able to use the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize-winning teenager who advocates for equal education for girls all around the world, to teach about human rights, documentary film, and contemporary women’s issues.
• Defiant Requiem: Educators will gain understanding of a unique chapter in Holocaust history, when prisoners used music and the arts to sustain their spirits and offer resistance to the Nazis. Participants will meet conductor Murry Sidlin, featured in the film.
Participants will also be oriented to the Journeys in Film catalogue and gain strategies for integrating film in the classroom to encourage student engagement and active learning.