Day Trips to the Oriental Theatre
About our Education Screenings:
Through Milwaukee Film's education screenings program, local students take a day trip to the Oriental Theatre. The students experience a historic cinema, view a high-quality film, and join other students from the community to engage in thought-provoking, curriculum-based activities and discussions. We also provide participating teachers with curriculum packets that indicate the Common Core State Standards our screenings and activities meet.
Previous screenings have included the documentaries T-Rex, The Blood is at the Doorstep, and Supergirl, and, on occasion, we've been able to bring in a film professional or guest to supplement the screening and subsequent discussion.
In the past, our education screenings have been limited to festival season, but with Milwaukee Film operating the Oriental Theatre year-round, we have expanded this program to serve students throughout the academic year.
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“My students get to experience the world as their classroom. Getting to attend a screening at the historic Oriental Theatre is an awe-inspiring experience for most of my kids. Secondly, the ability to engage with complex audio-visual text in documentary format, complete authentic and meaningful curriculum around that text strengthens their literacy and media literacy skills in a way that other classroom based experiences do not. Finally, for my students to be able to attend the screening with nearly 1,000 other high school students from the area and engage in the talk back process is invaluable. They are learning from each other and teaching each other. It is so powerful and positive!” -Educator
Feel free to email our Youth Education Coordinator, Ian Cessna at email@example.com, with any questions or sign up for our Educator Newsletter to receive program updates in your inbox.