After our first field trip to the Nickelodeon, we wanted to return sooner rather than later. Their program called Reading Movies is just amazing. One parent told me “This is the best program we’ve been to in a long time!” So here is information on our second field trip.
WHO: 12 years old and up, younger kids may take part but the Director wants to make sure that homeschool parents are aware that this film, although Not Rated, does contain more emotional topics (an off-screen violent death of a best friend and the yearning to rebel against parents)
WHERE: Nickelodeon Theatre
WHEN: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
COST: $12 per student. Cost includes free small popcorn (salt, no butter) and drink (water, Coke products) for all students. Parents are FREE.
Program Goals & Objectives:
● To show students thought provoking short films
● To engage students in a postfilm discussion about the techniques of film
● To teach students to analyze movies using the languages of film
● To teach students how filmmakers use the languages of film to tell a story.
● To engage students in critical thinking and writing activities
Goal = Students learn the basics of the language of film and develop basic storytelling skills.
Reading Movies presents film screenings, post film discussions and critical thinking/writing exercises that enrich students’ study of literature, social studies, science, world languages, and the visual and performing
arts. This program also provides students with a basic understanding of the languages of film: Camera, Editing, Sound & Mise en Scene (Setting, Character, Wardrobe, Lighting, etc). Education faculty as well as guestspeakers provide a social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic context for the film and facilitate postscreeningdiscussion. After postscreen discussion, students break into groups to collaborate, write and present a new ending for the film.
RSVP and PAY before 14th October 2013: School of the Minds (schooloftheminds (at) gmail (dot) com)
PARKING: Parking is available in the parking garage directly behind the Nick/Mast General Store (Corner Assembly and Taylor) – all blue metered parking goes up to 10 hours. Parking on the street only goes up to 2 hours.
All parents and volunteers are asked to be active participants in the group activity at the end of the program, please make sure that parents are aware.
CAPACITY: 25 students only
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