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Guides

Discussion Guides

Lesson Plans

Presenter’s Guides

Subtitle Lists

Bluescreen

Discussion guides are:
  • Comprehensive background resources for the films, including information about the geography, history and cultural setting, the filmmaker’s statement and biography, and a guide to filmmaking techniques.
  • Post–screening resources for teachers, providing structured, theme–based discussion questions to encourage deeper understanding of the characters, stories and cultural context of the films.
  • Designed to meet national program standards listed in the package.
Lesson Plans are:
  • Performance–based assessment tools that encourage and develop reading, writing, presentation and team collaboration skills. Assessment parameters are specified in the Lesson Plan package.
  • Structured on the project–based learning (PBL) model, with warm–up, film screening and post–screening activities driven by the “essential question” in the title.
  • Designed to meet the state curriculum and national program standards listed in the package.
Dialogue Text:
  • corresponds to the subtitles shown on the screen. Dialogue Text can be valuable for post—screening activities that focus on the details of particular scenes or character development.
Presenter's Guides:
  • contain film highlights and talking points about the cultural context.
Subtitle Lists:
  • correspond to the subtitles shown on the screen. Subtitle Lists can be valuable for post-screening activities that focus on the details of particular scenes or character development.
Bluescreen:
  • an online supplement to The Global Film Initiative’s Education Program. Films presented on Bluescreen are accompanied by innovative educational resources and web-based media, such as film-clips and blog-based discussion, and are part of the Global Lens film series.
 
 
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