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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
in pdf - 1.2 MB (or from the bfi website)
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 schools.
The guide includes advice on how to manage teaching and learning in early years settings, classrooms and across the school, a 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 education@bfi.org.uk or download the pdf-version.

Video for Change: A practical guide for activists
in pdf - 2.14 MB (links to the Witness website)
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.

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