Film and Literature
Film engages children in a unique and powerful way. Stories, whether written in books, narrated orally or told in film, are usually more than entertainment alone. They have different purposes and underlying messages, providing knowledge about worlds and subjects that we may never have the opportunity to experience for ourselves. They can also provide us with the chance to reflect on our own lives.
Film and Citizenship
A program of study with so many areas of importance and interest to address, and so many abstract notions to make concrete, can be greatly enhanced through the use of film. The combination of moving image and sound in a feature film is a familiar format for most students and one that can help to contextualize issues that may be difficult to study in isolation be it the environment, social justice, or community building.
Film and Literacy
We believe an understanding of film is essential to literacy in the 21st century. It encourages learning, critical understanding, debate and conversation about film and the moving image across a wide range of issues, and gives young people a vehicle for their own creativity.
Film and History
Students of history must learn how to read and interpret sources, developing the skills to identify, decode and take a critical approach to the evidence they encounter. In the same way, history students must consider closely the construction process not just of film but of the history that it represents.
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