One thing that has continued to capture my attention as I research for information on how to write lesson plans to include new media, is the fact that numerous people on the internet seem to be becoming more critical of current media and media from their past. Certain sites such as thatguywiththeglasses.com and cinemassacre.com have teams of people, of various ages who all review different types of films, games, comics, etc. Mind you it is presented in a format which will give audiences a…Continue
Added by Rachael Ward on November 23, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
On Saturday, I presented with Glenda Funk and Ami Szerencse on teaching the Hero's Journey. Here you will find my slide deck and handouts. You can find the handouts Glenda and Ami shared here at Glenda's blog.
Added by Dana Huff on November 22, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments
I just finished writing an article for Diamond Bookshelf Magazine about how graphic novels meet the text complexity standards in the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy. When I first wrote my graphic novel curriculum, graphic novels were not listed on the suggested texts in the 2001 Massachusetts State Standards document, but lo and behold, they…Continue
Added by Maureen Bakis on November 11, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments
When my colleague at Masco suggested we co-teach American Born Chinese, I jumped at the opportunity. Since I challenge my students to argue whether or not ABC is appropriate for middle school readers, actually talking to eighth graders about the issues in the novel sounded like a perfect idea! We plan to use my course ning network to foster discussion between both grades, and at the end of the unit the kids will meet in person. That is a very brief overview of the project.…Continue
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Hi Teachers of International Film,
I am very interested in having teachers across the United States use my book, World Affairs in Foreign Films, and the multi-disciplinary pedagogy it describes.
If anyone is interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Affairs in Foreign Films is a new type of book that uses Foreign Films to give
information about today’s geo-political hotspots.
McFarland Publisher’s brochure contains the…Continue
Added by Roberta Seret on November 7, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments