Emotionally-engaging human stories are effective conversation starters that can prompt students to consider an issue or situation from various perspectives. Join us December 6 at 12pm ET as filmmaker, journalist and educator Jocelyn Ford leads a discussion on using her heartwarming yet controversial 2014 documentary film Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing to hone media literacy skills in classrooms in China, Europe and the U.S.
Jocelyn will invite us to consider what background information and context might be provided to students before they watch this one-hour film and together we’ll brainstorm some essential in-class discussion questions.
The film is available on many institutional video platforms, such as Alexander Street, or can be rented for $5 (USD) on Vimeo. For a gratis link, please email jocelynford (at) gmail (dot) com.
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