Film Freeze Frame: Observations

Film Freeze Frame: Observations

Watch this brief, video picture of practice highlighting classroom strategies for actively engaging learners around film.


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Arts and Music, Social Studies


Film is often seen as a passive learning medium, but it can offer much richer learning opportunities. The Experiencing Film lessons developed at IslandWood take film to a new level with dynamic instructional strategies.

This video clip highlights the "Film Freeze Frame" lesson from the Experiencing Film curriculum guide. A sixth grade teacher leads her students through a lesson on observation using Island Roots, a film about Filipino American immigrants. Students observe a single frame of the movie and work together to appreciate the value of a primary source.

You can find additional video clips in the Experiencing Film: An Active Approach video gallery.

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May 20, 2022

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