Lesson 7: Finding an Issue of Interest

Lesson 7

Get Started - Finding An Issue of Interest

Searching for your Spark: What Inspires you to Action? The Power of Film to Inspire Action

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify human rights, with a focus on children’s rights, they will learn more about through independent research.

Overview/Purpose:
In preparation for the development of their own PSAs, students will view various film clips and identify issues they want to research further.
Guiding Questions:
  • What human rights issues am I compelled to learn more about?
  • Why do I feel compelled to learn about specific issues?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Lessons design:
  • Explain to students how film is one medium that has an incredible power to touch us, transport us, and motivate us.

  • Show a pre-selected clip. Model a written response to the clip including collected information, thoughts, feelings, and questions.

  • Show pre-selected clips that will expose students to a variety of issues – pausing after each clip to provide students with time to jot down some thoughts/observations about the clip, and how it impacts them.

  • By the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify at least two topics they are interested in learning more about.

  • Consider using the lists generated by students on the first day to find films/PSAs based on student interest.
Rock Your World is a program of Creative Visions
Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.
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