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KQED & MoAD Present: History through Art & Film for Educators
Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Join KQED Education and The Museum of the African Diaspora for a three-part educator workshop about art, history, and making media.
Participants will spend an inspirational day at MoAD studying the current exhibition, Collected: Stories of Acquistion and Reclamation, and discover how history has been conveyed through art and images. The group will also spend time in the museum's salon, where we will view excerpts from the 1958 film, St. Louis Blues, about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy. Considered a "Race Film," St. Louis Blues depicts a false life/reality and serves as a snapshot of life in the 1940s and '50s.
We will also draw inspiration from KQED-featured contemporary artists including Kerry James Marshall and Kara Walker and view classroom-ready videos and lesson plans related to their work, which communicates a re-telling of history.
The workshop will continue on February 3rd and 4th when educators will spend lab time at KQED collecting archival photographs from the web, and developing a short narrative related to a personally relevent historic event. Participants will learn how to create a digital story in iMovie using the photographs and narration. Work on your own Mac laptop, or borrow one from KQED.
We will review and share each teachers' project at the end of the institute, and post selections on KQED's education blog. We will spend time discussing classroom application and offer coaching when you implement this "Historical Digital Storytelling" project in your classroom. Educators will also receive free, curricular, multi-media resources for the classroom.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3-day workshop and all sessions are required.
The Digital Story-making sessions will take place at KQED in San Francisco the weekend following the kick-off event at MoAD. This workshop is free and open to teachers in grades 6-12, and informal educators. Light snacks will be provided at all sessions.
MOAD: Saturday, January 28th: 10am- 2pm.
KQED: Friday, February 3rd: 5pm - 8pm
KQED: Saturday, February 4th: 10am - 3pm
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