Arts & Culture

Share Your Story: Documentary Film


In this curriculum student’s stories take center stage in documentary films based on their own passions and issues. While learning technology skills for filming and basic film editing to propose solutions to a problem in their community. The opportunity to share a persuasive film rooted in their own experience. To gather footage and understand the core of the problem they choose, students gather comments and reactions from adults. Filmmaking builds student’s voice and confidence to be advocates for themselves and their communities as leaders and effective team members.

In Your Dreams

The In Your Dreams unit is a series of inquiry-driven lessons designed to boost students’ sophistication as nonfiction readers. The culminating zine project requires students to integrate information from multiple sources, selecting details to support a central idea. Students will also gain vocabulary skills, including the use of word roots and affixes and an awareness of words’ connotations. Students will learn to “read like writers,” which requires thinking about the choices authors have made in terms of content, format, and word choice.