POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Monday, November 18, 2013
Grades 6-12 • Subject areas: art, media literacy, critical thinking, professionalism • Lesson time: Two 40 minute class periods
In Conduct On-Camera Interviews, students get outside their comfort zones, and practice interviewing adults in their community about issues related to a classroom film project. Students brainstorm and write interview questions and identify relevant interview subjects (community members, administrators, or even their teachers or peers). Students then organize and facilitate the interview process. Through doing so, they learn about their subject and they practice the professional skills required to collect and transmit information.