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About Journeys in Film
Founded in 2003, Journeys in Film operates on the belief
that teaching with film has the power to prepare students
to live and work more successfully in the 21st century as
informed and globally competent citizens. Its core mission is
to advance global understanding among youth through the
combination of age-appropriate films from around the world,
interdisciplinary classroom materials coordinated with the
films, and teachers’ professional development offerings. This
comprehensive curriculum model promotes widespread use
of film as a window to the world to help students to mitigate
existing attitudes of cultural bias, cultivate empathy, develop a
richer understanding of global issues, and prepare for effective
participation in an increasingly interdependent world. Our
standards-based lesson plans support various learning styles,
promote literacy, transport students around the globe, and
foster learning that meets core academic objectives.
Selected films act as springboards for lesson plans in subjects
ranging from math, science, language arts, and social studies
to other topics that have become critical for students,
including environmental sustainability, poverty and hunger,
global health, diversity, and immigration. Prominent
educators on our team consult with filmmakers and cultural
specialists in the development of curriculum guides, each one
dedicated to an in-depth exploration of the culture and issues
depicted in a specific film. The guides merge effectively into
teachers’ existing lesson plans and mandated curricular
requirements, providing teachers with an innovative way to
fulfill their school districts’ standards-based goals.
Why use this program?
To be prepared to participate in tomorrow’s global arena,
students need to gain an understanding of the world beyond
their own borders. Journeys in Film offers innovative and
engaging tools to explore other cultures and social issues,
beyond the often negative images seen in print, television,
and film media.
For today’s media-centric youth, film is an appropriate and
effective teaching tool. Journeys in Film has carefully selected
quality films that tell the stories of young people living in
locations that may otherwise never be experienced by your
students. Students travel through these characters and their
stories: They drink tea with an Iranian family in Children of
Heaven, play soccer in a Tibetan monastery in The Cup, find
themselves in the conflict between urban grandson and rural
grandmother in South Korea in The Way Home, watch the
ways modernity challenges Maori traditions in New Zealand
in Whale Rider, or tour an African school with a Nobel Prizewinning teenager in He Named Me Malala

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