Bringing the World to the Classroom through Film

Bringing the World to the Classroom through Film

On October 27th, Global Classroom hosted a special teacher’s workshop in partnership with SIFF on using film and digital media in the classroom. Educational Programs Manager Dustin Kaspar and acclaimed documentary film maker Sandy Cioffi facilitated an active discussion about how to effectively employ documentary and digital resources in educational settings, as well as reflected on their own successes in using film as a medium for disseminating information and expanding narrative access across cultural boundaries. Dustin and Sandy also shared their own ideas for documentaries and films that teachers could use in their classrooms. This 28-page resource packet summarizes debates about using and making films in the classroom, and provides lesson plans and comprehensive film lists in history, politics, education, human rights, environment, health, science, technology, and more.

Compiled by Amy Lutterloh, Maggie Archbold, Lydia Hollingsworth, and Ryan Hauck