UPDATE June 26, 2020 - It’s not too late to join in on 2020 Wacky Wednesday “at home”!
We are pleased to introduce this summer’s FREE Wacky Wednesday “at home” program!
NEW! SUMMER 2020 - Join us for some Wacky Wednesday fun from home! We've got you covered with customized discussion guides, art-making ideas, and conversation starters to engage your learner in arts enrichment and media literacy learning opportunities at home.
You will receive a weekly guide via email that includes a link to a streamable short film, key words, discussion points, and creative extensions in drawing, writing, and movement. The guide is designed to encourage learners in thinking critically about film and artwork while forming their own opinions and interpretations.
Wednesday June 3, 2020: Kick off Week 1 of Wacky Wednesday at home with a streamable link and lesson plan for the award-winning, animated film Coin Operated.
Coin Operated’ ©2017 Two Ghosts, LLC. All rights reserved. Written and directed by Nicholas Arioli, Produced by Jennifer Dahlman; Country: USA; Runtime: 5 min
This charming short has won seven major awards, including Best Short at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Audience Awards for Animation at the Brooklyn Film Festival and the Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest, and has been selected to screen at more than 20 festivals. With a focus on media literacy, the vocabulary and discussion questions in the accompanying pdf lesson plan encourage K-5 learners to think critically about the film while forming their own opinions or interpretations. After screening, enjoy follow-up activities designed to enhance access to the best of independent children’s cinema and highlight connections to artwork at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Questions? Contact Associate Director of Education, Kate Renner, [email protected]