Over the decades, many wonderful and thought-provoking films with high educational value have been produced. For those interested in using film as a jumping-off point for teaching or discussion, Journeys in Film is an excellent resource. This nonprofit organization develops standards-based, interdisciplinary curriculum guides that are based on carefully selected films and are designed to engage students in active learning. Each curriculum guide includes several lesson plans, with each focused on a specific topic in the context of one or more disciplines. For example, the guide for Schindler's List includes lessons for social studies, English, and film literacy, while the guide for Whale Rider has lessons that incorporate science, math, and cross-cultural understanding. In addition to their high-quality curriculum guides, Journeys in Film has created some discussion guides that could be used for non-academic settings such as community film screenings or family discussions. All of these resources can be downloaded with a free subscription to Journeys in Films' email newsletter. Founded by its executive director Joanne Ashe, Journeys in Film has had an official partnership with the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education since 2015.
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