17
Jan
2014
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We Remember

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Author: 
Margaret Chasan, The Jewish Day School Bellevue, WA, USA

Students make a 3-5 minute film that tells the story of a family member.  We start the project by showing Centropa films as models for short films that tell a compelling story through narrative, visual and audio elements.  Students interview family members, learn to craft a compelling story about their family, write the narration, collect the photographs and visual images, choose appropriate music and edit everything using film-making software.  We conclude the project by having a film festival where we invite parents and each student film is shown.  Through this project students learn crucial 21st century skills of research, writing, storytelling, and editing, and students and parents alike are delighted with the results.

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