Film Festival

Everybody's a critic—even your pupils! Using the included resources as a guide, screen films related to social justice and ask film enthusiasts to critique them. Publish the reviews for your school community or develop a film festival using the guidance in the resource. Materials include various rubrics and checklists to keep scholars on track and accountable to the goals of the project. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students write reviews of movies through a social justice lens
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need access to movies and a way to view them
  • Examine the school's film policy before showing a movie
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource includes links to ideas for school-appropriate movies
  • Discussion questions stimulate debate
Cons
  • None