Children watching war
A few reminders about potential contributions
of the media to children in times of conflict & war
links to a series of articles
LOOK AGAIN! - A teaching guide to using film
and television with three- to eleven-year-olds
pdf - 1.2 MB (or from the bfi
Film, television, video, web sites and computer games
are increasingly central to our culture and society. To be fully
literate in the
21st century means being able to understand and use these media.
All children should have opportunities to learn about these media
from their earliest years in school.
This accessible and persuasive
guide is for teachers of children from three to eleven years old,
to help them extend and improve
the way they use and teach about the moving image media. It has
been developed by a UK-wide team of early years and primary teachers,
advisers and teacher trainers.
Look Again! provides eight basic
teaching techniques for the close study of film and television,
a wealth of practical ideas
for engaging children in analysis of moving image media, and
powerful arguments for the value of such work in children's learning.
It outlines the close connections between teaching literacy and
cineliteracy, details how to engage children in the early years
in discussing different aspects of moving image media and how
to integrate these activities across the curriculum in primary
The guide includes advice on how to manage teaching and
learning in early years settings, classrooms and across the school,
model for learning progression, and an extensive list of further
resources and resource providers.
This guide has been published
by bfi Education, with financial support from the Department for
Education and Skills. To order
a free printed copy email firstname.lastname@example.org or download
Video for Change: A practical guide
pdf - 2.14 MB (links to the Witness
The power of video to communicate compelling information is most obvious when
video footage is used to tell a personal human story. Storytelling is a universal
technique used by all cultures and societies. NGOs can be trained in the basic
techniques of video documentary storytelling, production, broadcast, and distribution.