Film is often seen as a passive learning medium, but it can offer much richer learning opportunities. The Experiencing Film lessons developed at IslandWood take film to a new level with dynamic instructional strategies.

This video clip highlights the "I Am From" lesson from the Experiencing Film curriculum guide. A teacher leads his mixed 5th-6th grade class through a warm-up exercise, designed to build community, with The Red Pines. Students use relationship-building to explore connections—with classmates and with characters in the film.


You can find additional video clips in the Experiencing Film: An Active Approach video gallery.