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Film Field Trips (6 - 8)

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:21pm
6 , 7 , 8
Visual Art English Social Studies
Grade Level Program Access
1 90 min
Film Field Trip length varies depending on length of chosen film. Expect to spend between 1.5-2 hours on-site.
Offsite Tour The format of our FFT is a private film screening in our newly updated cinema, post-film discussion led by a trained Real Art Ways facilitator, and optional art gallery tour.

Film Field Trips take place at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford. RAW is located at the back of the building.
September-June, Mondays & Tuesdays 8:00am-3:00pm Offsite,
$10 25
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Film screening, Film Facilitator, Gallery Tour, Gallery Tour Facilitator. RAW can also provide Educator's Guides & pre-teaching activity ideas for all films prior to your visit.
Materials are not required. Teacher MUST provide an accurate headcount of students attending the Film Field Trip 2 weeks prior to the visit.
We will not run a Film Field Trip with less than 25 students. Our capacity is 55 (including students and staff). Once a date is determined, we will not accommodate changes to date, except in the case of Covid-related findings, snow days or late starts/early dismissals.
By the end of a Film Field Trip, the following will be true statements for students: "I can feel empowered to make a difference in my own community, and learn tips about how to be an effective leader for social change."I can be an culturally and civicly engaged person in my school, neighborhood, and city.""I can experience film and art, and have the opportunity to share in open and honest dialogue about my experience.""I can have agency in my own community as an advocate for change." "I can view artwork and film and work to understand the meaning and messages that the director/artist intended."
Film Field Trips is a unique education program that exposes students to new ideas through film and discussion. We begin our FFT by prioritizing students’ mental wellness and boundaries. Then we provide some context for the film, highlight Media Literacy skills, an introduction to our organization (exposing students to the concept of using art as a lens for understanding the world around them). Next we watch the film (45 minutes in length). Following the screening, a BIPOC, trauma-informed facilitator leads the group through a 20-30 minute student-centered dialogue. Schools may also chose to participate in a guided gallery tour.

Films Offered:
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks (themes of: Civil Rights Movement, boycott, civil disobedience, BLM)

Mighty Times: The Children’s March (themes of: Civil Rights Movement, youth-led activism, resistance, BLM)

Inocente (themes of: homelessness, immigration, art as self-expression, Mexican-American)

Viva la Causa (themes of: Workers' Rights Movement, immigration, Latinx rights)

Gisela’s Legacy (themes of: Holocaust survivor, resilience, CT-filmmaker)

And Then They Came For Us (themes of: AAIP rights, the Interment of Japanese Americans during WWII, cross-cultural resistance and resilience)
Film selections, detailed film information and Educator Guides are available on our website www.realartways.org, or by request. You will work with RAW Education Manager to schedule the specifics of your trip.
Caregivers are invited to attend FFTs along with educators. This availability is determined by amount of students and educators attending the Film Field Trip. If school is using transportation provided by Real Art Ways, caregivers are expected to use independent transportation.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Civics: Civic and Political Institutions:
CIV 6–7.1 Explain specific roles played by citizens (such as voters, jurors, taxpayers, members of the armed forces,
petitioners, protesters, and officeholders).
Grade 6: Reading: Informational Texts:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Grade 6: Visual Arts: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Develop and apply relevant criteria to evaluate a work of art.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Civics: Processes, Rules and Laws:
CIV 6–7.3 Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies and promoting the common good.
Grade 7: Reading: Informational Texts:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.3
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Grade 7: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Analyze multiple ways that images influence specific audiences.

Grade 8

Grade 8: History: Change, Continuity and Context:
HIST 8.1 Analyze connections among events and developments in historical contexts
Grade 8: Speaking and Listening:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Grade 8: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Compare and contrast contexts and media in which viewers encounter images that influence ideas, emotions, and actions.
Get to Know Our Arts Provider:

Real Art Ways

http://www.realartways.org