Experiencing Film: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Learners

Experiencing Film: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Learners

The Experiencing Film curriculum was developed at IslandWood to take film to a new level of dynamic instructional strategies for students in Grades 4-8.


4 - 8


Arts and Music, Social Studies

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The Experiencing Film curriculum guide is a resource for using film in experiential ways to teach content, concepts, and skills, to provide relevance, to meet the learning needs of all students, and to extend the learning process beyond the classroom walls.

Experiencing Film promotes the following teaching strategies and practices, which are woven throughout the curriculum.

  • Reflective Practices
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Cooperative Learning
  • The Study of Place as a Framework for Learning
  • Project-based Learning

To get started, go to the Experiencing Film video gallery to watch a few master teachers in action.

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October 21, 2022

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