JOURNEYS IN FILM
May 1, 2010
Journeys in Film advances global learning through the powerful combination of age-appropriate films from around the world, interdisciplinary classroom materials, and professional development workshops. Designed to develop 21st century skills, this comprehensive curriculum model promotes widespread use of film as a “window to the world” to help secondary students to mitigate existing attitudes of cultural bias and racism, cultivate human empathy and compassion, develop a richer understanding of global issues, and prepare for effective participation in the world economy – as active global citizens.
Journeys’ methodology uses the visual storytelling of films as a tool for engaging and inspiring students—connecting them with their peers and locations around the world while building core academic skills. Journeys’ inter-disciplinary curriculum guides include lesson plans and extension activities in science, math, language arts, social studies, visual arts, media literacy, critical-thinking, problem-solving and inter-cultural communication. The comprehensive interdisciplinary model allows for a team teaching and cross-curricular implementation, in order to foster deeper learning with real-life connections at the individual, familial, community, national and international levels. The result is an imersive, high-impact experience for students in any educational setting. Selected films showcase stories that have universal appeal and portray shared values. The overall message is simple: cultures of the world share more commonalities than differences.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
MOTIVATING TEACHERS TO INFUSE A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE INTO THE CLASSROOM AND INSPIRING STUDENTS TO WANT TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES AND COUNTRIES.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & FOUNDER.
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