Portraits of America: DEMOCRACY ON FILM

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Portraits of America: DEMOCRACY ON FILM

August 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - September 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

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This free two-day seminar introduces educators to an interdisciplinary curriculum that challenges
students to think contextually about the role of film as an expression of American democracy.

Screening and discussion activities focus on strategies to:

Increase civic engagement by developing students’ critical viewing and thinking skills.

Give students the tools to understand the persuasive and universal language of moving images, a significant component of visual literacy.

Explore the social issues and diverse points of view represented in films produced in different historical periods.

Morning and afternoon workshops focus on learning how to read a film, principles of cinema literacy, and interpreting film in historical/cultural contexts.Handout materials include screening activities and primary source documents to support and enhance students’ critical thinking skills.

Evening screenings showcase award-winning films, deemed historically and culturally significant by the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

Lunch is provided for registered participants.

How & When to Register
Classroom capacity is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Continuing Education Credits
may be supported by local school districts for this program.
Workshops require pre-registration.

Register by emailing Julia Wayne at jwayne@film-foundation.org or call (323) 436-5095.

Please include the following information: Your name, school, city and state, the subject and grade level(s)
you teach, and a contact phone number or email address.

Registration deadline is August 1, 2018.


August 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am
September 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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