Author:
Joanna Schimizzi, Merle Sternberg, Jamie Murray-Branch, Gerald Sternberg, Gloria Hawkins
Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
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  • AAJFG Collection
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Video

    AAJFG - 1.12 - Appendix A: Films About African American History, Social Justice, Famous/Notable People & Afrofuturism

    AAJFG - 1.12 -  Appendix A: Films About African American History, Social Justice, Famous/Notable People & Afrofuturism

    Overview

    Film can be a very powerful, positive teaching medium when used in an intentional manner. For many of our students in Wisconsin, it is their introduction to African-Americans given the demographics of our state.  The films highlighted in this resource list cover a broad range of topics and include both documentaries as well as historical fiction. After a teacher has identified when he/she would like to use a film to underscore particular teaching standards and objectives, it is recommended that teachers watch the films in their entirety so they have full knowledge of the plot and character depictions. Segments of a film or the entire movie can be used for teaching.   The subcategories within the film list will assist teachers in narrowing down the particular films they may want to peruse. The American Film Associations’ ratings of the selected films are provided to assist teachers in making age-appropriate selections.

    1.12 Appendix A: Films About African American History, Social Justice, Famous/Notable People & Afrofuturism

    This resource was created by the African American Jewish Friendship Group (AAJFG). It is licensed CC-SA, which means that you can openly use, share and remix the resource.

    The AAJFG encourages you to make edits to the resource by clicking the Green Remix button and then attaching your Word documents, Google docs or PDFs so that other educators may benefit from seeing your adaptations.

    Please see below for the attached resource in Word document and PDF formats.