These three lesson plans outline methods developed by artist-educator Diana Greene, and utilized by journalism students at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, NC, to devise an original documentary film that explores two questions:
- What creates our identity?
- Does where we live affect the person we become?
The film, “Placing Identity,” was developed as part of Pulitzer Center’s NewsArts initiative, which creates original programs that examine intersections of news and art in Winston-Salem.
Each guide includes examples of student work and hands-on exercises for students. If you would like support implementing elements of these lessons in your schools, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students practice skills for preparing and conducting interviews for documentary films.READ MORENovember 16, 2018
Students evaluate how photojournalist Daniella Zalcman communicates interviews with blended photography in order to create their own blended portraits that communicate how their identities are...READ MORENovember 16, 2018
This resource describes methods for producing documentary filmmaking projects with students that make local connections to global issues by outlining the development of the film “Placing Identity.”READ MORENovember 14, 2018