1st Edition

The Reel Classroom An Introduction to Film Studies and Filmmaking (Grades 6-9)

By Jeff Danielian Copyright 2015
    148 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    The Reel Classroom: An Introduction to Film Studies and Filmmaking presents an educator-facilitated curriculum that focuses on a variety of aspects concerning the appreciation of film and the filmmaking process. With a goal to turn "movie day" into a teaching and learning opportunity—rather than a virtual day off for students—this book will help invigorate classrooms of all disciplines by incorporating documentaries, feature films, short films, and animated films into the regular curriculum. Chapters begin with short and effective introductions to the specified concept with accompanying class discussion ideas and background information for the teacher. Each chapter will conclude with reproducible handouts and assignment sheets along with two to three sample activities/opportunities for assessment. Suggestions for films to be used for each discipline will also be given.

    Grades 6-9

    "Dedication Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Chapter 1:


    Jeff Danielian is a middle school teacher of natural science in Providence, RI. He received his bachelor's degree in natural science from Lyndon State College in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and his master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut. Jeff currently is the Gifted Resource Specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children, working from his Rhode Island home on many exciting projects, including being editor-in-chief of Teaching for High Potential.