The lesson plans on POV
In this sequence of lessons, students will view animated selections from the 2021 New York Public School Film Festival. Age-appropriate lessons for elementary, middle, and high school classes will explore animation tools and techniques for visual storytelling. Students will then create their own storyboard that reimagines a story told from a different point of view.
Lesson plans on mental health
These units use film to examine strategies for good mental health. Inspired by viewing selections from the 2021 New York Public School Film Festival, elementary, middle, and high school students will learn how to talk about mental health, strategies for managing emotional wellbeing, and resources for help and support.
Conversations with the Pros Lesson Plans
Lessons for elementary classes introduce different types of career paths, and then helps students begin planning for their own future employment goals.
The middle and high school units explore visual arts careers in general. Next, well-known film directors, producers, editors and composers give behind-the-scenes looks into each unique field. Accompanying worksheets help students of all ages articulate career goals.