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Scenarios USA

Scenarios USA

[ 0 ] June 9, 2013

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 […]

Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for "To Kill A Mockingbird" Courtroom Scene

Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene

[ 0 ] January 11, 2013

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 […]

Checkov for Children: Documentary Screening & Discussion November 17 in Brooklyn

Checkov for Children: Documentary Screening & Discussion November 17 in Brooklyn

[ 0 ] November 12, 2012

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.

Miss Representation, Film & Curriculum

VARIETY calls Miss Representation–an admirable work of media literacy education

[ 2 ] April 15, 2012

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, […]

Jacob Burns Film Center

May 2010 M-Passioned Member: Jacob Burns Film Center

[ 0 ] May 23, 2010

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

Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film and Graphic Novels to Explore Themes of Power and Social Control in the High School English Classroom

[ 0 ] May 22, 2010

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.