Founded in 1999, Scenarios USA is a national non-profit organization that uses writing and film to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in students across the country, with a focus on marginalized populations and underserved communities. We believe that by valuing youth and their stories, we strengthen academic achievement, promote healthy relationships and empower a […]
Resource Links: Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene Description Considering that the new Common Core ELA standards make a direct reference to choices made by a film director, here is an activity that challenges students to create the “floor plan” of a pivotal scene from “To Kill A […]
Chekov for Children, screening in Brooklyn on November 17th followed by a Q&A with the director, explores a 1970s approach to engaging public school students with classic texts through mixed media production and interaction with audiences, people, and themes beyond the traditional realm of schools. Today, one might call this an example of embedded, project-based media literacy education.
Variety describes Miss Representation as “An admirable work of media literacy education…” The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, aired on OWN, and now is available on DVD. Mainstream media continues to generate limited, distorted and often disparaging images of girls and women. These images continue to shape girls and women, as well as boys and men, […]
We spoke with Abby Popper, who’s in charge of Public Relations for the Jacob Burns Film Center, about the organization’s exciting work in media literacy.
Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film and Graphic Novels to Explore Themes of Power and Social Control in the High School English Classroom
Our Journal of Media Literacy Education Issue 2 is now online. Our 3rd feature from this issue is Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film and Graphic Novels to Explore Themes of Power and Social Control in the High School English Classroom, by Dolores D’Angelo.