“Movies are a door to knowledge — knowledge of society, knowledge of history, knowledge of art…..movies (taught to) students (makes them)think critically about film and provides them with a deeper understanding of this uniquely influential art form.”
Martin ScorseseFilm director
"If video is how we are communicating and persuading in this new century, why aren't more students writing screenplays as part of their schoolwork?"
Heidi Hayes JacobApril 2004
Standards for the English Languagesponsored by NCTE & IRA
6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
College Board: Standards for College Success
Media literacy is the critical consumption of mass communication. The term criticalhere means more than criticizing the messages..it refers to critical thinking, which involves the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media in a variety of forms…
National Middle School Film Study Standards
Source: Story of Movies
Mid-Continent Regional Ed Lab (McRel)Grades 6-8
and other contentions are used in visual
and media distribution
Revised SC ELA Standards (2007)
Guiding Principle 8
An effective English language arts
curriculum provides for literacy in all forms
“Movies, advertisements, and all other visual media are tools teachers need to use and media we must master if we are to maintain our credibility in the coming years.”
Jim Burke, inThe English Teacher’s Companion
Making of video
Jack & The Beanstalk
Where is the camera?
From whose perspective?
What does it mean?
Ashpet: An American Cinderella
Clip is from the series
“Making Grimm Movies