â€œI think the key to learning is going visual.â€ Barry Hoonan, 6th grade teacher
Teachings of the Tree People and The Red Pines now have full curriculum guides.Â Funded by a grant from the National Geographic Education Foundation, the Experiencing Film guide series is designed for middle grade learners and adaptable for all learning levels.
Film is often seen as a passive learning medium.Â The Experiencing Film lessons developed at IslandWood take film to a new level of dynamic instructional strategies.
To see video of teachers using these films in the classroom, and download the curriculum, visit the IslandWood Website at http://islandwood.org/media
Teachers talk about the Experiencing Film curriculum:
â€œI definitely felt like I hooked some students I donâ€™t always hook, because I felt like there was something for everyone in todayâ€™s lesson.â€Â Wyoshe Walker, middle school teacher.
â€œI really feel like the kids left this afternoon with a great feeling of success â€“ a bounce in their step â€“ because they did something new, they learned something new, and they were all good at it in their own special way.â€Â Lynn Barnicle.