Media Literacy

reading is seeing

A CORNUCOPIA OF FAB DOCS

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To Be Heard – Trailer from Edwin Martinez on Vimeo.

Better This World Trailer from BetterThisWorld on Vimeo.

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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.
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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

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

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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.

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

COLLEGE INC.

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May 26, 2010 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | Leave a comment

BRONX PRINCESS

LInk to POV on PBS

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September 25, 2009 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | Leave a comment

FRONTLINE

Frontline is an excellent source of topical documentaries. These are shown on Tuesday nights on PBS, but you can also watch them online. There are useful teacher resources available on the site. Check out Frontline World where one hour covers several stories.

DIGITAL DUMPING GROUND

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August 3, 2009 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES | 2 Comments

FOOD INC.

Food Inc. is a highly teachable documentary. This film presents several examples of how our food is compromised by corporate control and monetary greed. There are controversial elements and many supporting facts. The documentary is divided into segments which makes it easy to stop and discuss or to assign for further research. Documentaries present an excellent vehicle for fact checking and learning how to present arguments persuasively. In a text called Good Reasons: Designing and Writing Effective Arguments (Faigley,Selzer) outline “fallacies in arguments” such a bandwagon appeals, false analogies, as well as straw man, oversimplification and slippery slope. These are excellent terminologies for students to learn as well as rhetorical devices such as visual argument and logos, pathos and ethos that support debate and persuasive writing. Learning these terms to weigh in on the accuracy and truth of a documentary would be an excellent and relevant learning activity. The film’s website has excellent support as well.

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July 30, 2009 Posted by | DOCUMENTARIES, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment