I Am From: I Appreciate My Neighbors Who...

I Am From: I Appreciate My Neighbors Who...

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 "I Am From" lesson from the Experiencing Film curriculum guide. A teacher leads his mixed 5th-6th grade class through a warm-up exercise, designed to build community, with The Red Pines. Students use relationship-building to explore connections—with classmates and with characters in the film.

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

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