Introduction to REACT to FILM – Middle School

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Definition of documentary, film elements, and exploration of bias and perspective.

Are you a middle school teacher looking to integrate film and social justice into your curriculum? Are you a parent who would like to supplement your child’s education with additional online civics resources? This course will kickstart your student’s REACT to FILM experience.  It will prepare your student with the foundation needed to further explore social issues including race, gender, the environment, gun violence, and more through watching and reacting to social issue documentary films.  Start here to learn what documentary film is, some background on human rights, and how to look out for bias to evaluate content critically.

Introduction

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Introduction & Expectations

Overview of REACT to FILM

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Civic Engagement Brainstorm

Film Elements and Active Viewing

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Video 2: Film Elements and Active Viewing
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Film Elements and Justin Bieber

Understanding Bias and Perspective

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Perspective and Bias in Love Songs
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Perspective and Bias in Love Songs
3
Perspective and Bias in the News: Gun Rights vs. Gun Control
4
Bias in the Media

Human Rights & Humanitarian Aid

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Human Rights
2
Human Rights

Short Film

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Practice: Watching a Short Film
2
Short Film: Global Profits from Child Labor
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REACT to FILM Teacher Testimonials

Hear from a REACT to FILM teacher, and become inspired to start your own journey with the course.

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