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April 22, 2011 Posted by | TEACHING FILM | Leave a comment

TOP 50 FILMS FOR CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE 14

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In alphabetical order:

A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937, USA)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz/William Keighley, 1938, USA)
Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle, 1987, France/W.Germany)
Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985, USA)
Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise, 1991, USA)
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)
Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000, UK/France)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982, USA) Continue reading

April 22, 2011 Posted by | MEDIA LITERACY | Leave a comment

A CORNUCOPIA OF FAB DOCS

More info on this website

To Be Heard – Trailer from Edwin Martinez on Vimeo.

Better This World Trailer from BetterThisWorld on Vimeo.

Pro view
Con view

April 14, 2011 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | Leave a comment

HAITI

Learn about Haiti’s past, present and future in this documentary narrated by Haitian author, Edwidge Danticat.

Independent Lens – Children of Haiti

January 17, 2011 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | , | Leave a comment

REEL INJUN

INDEPENDENT LENS

November 1, 2010 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | Leave a comment

ALAMAR

A stunning, beautiful film, almost a visual essay, about nature, family and father and son bonding. The 73 minute film tells of Mayan man whose relationship with an Italian woman ends but they had a son . She is now living in Rome with her son who is about 5 while the father lives in Mexico. The couple seem to have an amicable relationship, though you do not see them interact. The boy goes to to visit his father and his grandfather, who lives in a hut on stilts or palafittes, in Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico. Many great teaching aspects: father/son relationships, natural vs urban lifestyles, respect for nature, family dynamics.

October 29, 2010 Posted by | FILM REVIEWS | Leave a comment

OFF AND RUNNING

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Off and Running on POV

September 4, 2010 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | Leave a comment

TWO MORE GREAT DOC SITES

ilhdrlogo_newPOV - Acclaimed Point-of-View Documentary Films | PBS_1249258232398

Like Frontline. these two programs can be seen on PBS on Tuesdays, though not every week.  You can watch online or purchase the DVDs. There are great teacher resources and follow-up activities. Independent Lens has an interactive game called World Without Oil.

The wonderful documentary Made In L.A. can be seen on the POV site. click on the images above to go to the sites.

June 19, 2010 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Schools

A documentary about two schools struggling to narrow the achievement gap and improve students’ reading.

Picture 2 Available at PBS

June 19, 2010 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | , | Leave a comment

THE CORNER

If you teach at an inner city school with racial and poverty issues, this tv series, the precursor to the fabulous series The Wire, shows up close and personal the issues and dilemmas of drugs and poverty that deeply effect all our lives.


Based on the book by David Simon and Edward Burns

June 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

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