It’s the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes! The nominations have been announced, the host (Seth Meyers) has been selected, and Oprah Winfrey will be receiving the Cecil B. deMille award. This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. We’ve selected some resources to spark the creative spirit and support their filmmaking efforts. Consider running a short contest to inspire them to participate in a classroom Golden Globes.
Lights, Camera, Education!: AFI K-12 Screen Education: Episode 01
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment
An online application of AFI K-12 Screen Education’s face-to-face workshop series that provides teachers with the tools and skills to incorporate filmmaking into their curriculum. Students write, shoot, edit, and ultimately exhibit the original films they produce as part of their core classroom studies.
Watching Shows: What Do You Like?
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades K-2, Video Segment
True stories, made-up stories, and cartoons are different kinds of shows. All are enjoyable in different ways.
Wildlife Filmmaking: The Waiting Game
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Video Segment
Comprehensive article that includes the basics of television systems and the history of television, from inception to the digital age.
JUST FOR FUN
What Does It Cost to Cover a Trophy with Gold?
Grade 7, Core Interactive Text
Invites students to design a trophy and calculate the cost of covering it with gold leaf.
Have your students become active participants in the Golden Globes by getting into the festivities. They may create their own video for a classroom contest or they may participate in a classroom voting, polling, and mini-ceremony of their own – for either the Golden Globes nominees or their own entries in a classroom contest. For simple and consistent videos, encourage students to use the Paper Slide strategy (Canadian Version) for entries into a film contest. For more complicated videos, adapt the strategy Pin It! To use the approach for storyboards. Have students plan their story and filming with the strategy using sticky notes in categories like Key Points, Shots, and Crew. Finally, use the SOS strategy And the Award Goes To… (Canadian Version) to inspire students to make creative certificates (or trophies) to recognize entries in your student contest.
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