Literacy Documentary COMPLETE!

Hats off to the 6th grade class of 2014-2015 for completing a 15 minute long documentary on the importance of literacy for middle school students! More Than Words: A Documentary on Middle School Literacy from Jim Bentley @Curiosity_Films on Vimeo. This film was created as a result of a project based learning unit undertaken by the students in my classroom. The script was 9 pages long and written by teams of…

2014-2015 City of Elk Grove Commercials Complete!

Curiosity Films students have done it again: four new commercials for the City of Elk Grove Integrated Waste Department educating residents on how to properly dispose of shredded paper, plastic bags, pet waste, and juice boxes and juice pouches. These films were storyboarded, shot, and edited by students! Scripts were provided by the City of Elk Grove’s Integrated Waste Department with minor revisions made by students. This is the second…

Shooting Film for iCivics!

Your students have done it again! We were asked by iCivics Executive Executive Director, Louise Dube, on behalf of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, to provide our insights on iCivics! The request: film kids doing iCivics and talking about it. The result: 22 minutes of B-roll of kids working and using iCivics and 31 minutes of kids talking about iCivics and what they like. We were also asked…