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WHAT IS PSAROLOCO ED?

Welcome to PsarolocoEd Classroom, a film-based curriculum designed to:
 

  • Provide meaningful arts engagement and bolster arts education
     

  • Support media literacy and broaden literacy studies
     

  • Hone critical thinking skills
     

  • Foster social-emotional learning
     

  • Offer a means to explore important themes through the powerful medium of film
     

  • Share short films, in a range of styles and genres, that feature diverse stories and storytelling for
    classroom use to spark shared dialogue and mutual understanding

ABOUT OUR LESSON PLANS

LESSON PLANS
 

We have created PsarolocoEd Lesson Plans that include live-action short films, documentaries, and animations by a diverse, talented team of local and international filmmakers, organized by age groups. Each lesson plan includes a short film(s), with an accompanying educational kit with teaching instructions and activity suggestions.

Curriculum materials support teachers in leading meaningful conversations with their students, highlight individual filmmakers and voices, and allow opportunities for students to expand knowledge while sharing their own observations, ideas, and experiences.

New lesson plans that explore additional themes including issues of environmentalism, gender, social justice, and more, will be available during the school year.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO

  • Expose students to world-class live-action, documentary and animated films from international artists and filmmakers that feature diverse characters.

  • Engage students in actively watching films with the intention to describe, discuss, and interpret what they see.

  • Introduce to students the notion that filmmakers make choices not only about what story they want to tell but also how to tell them (what specific strategies they use to communicate).

  • Use films as a key to understanding the ways in which people in places, near and far, might share their experiences or convey the world around them with others.

  • Allow students to delve more deeply into the films and the chosen theme through classroom discussions and activities.

 

We look forward to providing you with the free materials you need to integrate film education into your curriculum.
If you have any questions, please contact us at psaroloco.project@gmail.com