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Black Panther Resources – Creating Engaging Social Emotional Lessons Through Movies

 
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If you haven’t seen the movie Black Panther, then hold off reading this blog post until you see it.  There are plenty of spoilers in this post!!  If you have seen the movie, I’m sure you have heard the great reviews and opinions regarding Black Panther.  As a clinician, (I went to see the movie two times already) I looked at the movie through different lens.  It was so many great messages in this movie and the connection to great therapeutic discussions, are endless.  

Clinicians often use videos and clips as social stories that teach various social skills and how to respond to conflicting scenarios.  The Black Panther movie has endless lessons and themes.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to post the endless amounts of articles that support Black Panther’s positive teaching and imagery.  Below I have included links to great resources that Larry Ferlazzo has put together. It may be a while before Black Panther comes out on video, but there are a good amount of clips on YouTube that can you can view .  These clips can assist in your discussions on various social themes within the movie.   In the link below, there is also a curriculum that has been developed to teach lessons after viewing the movie.

Developing The SEL Lesson – Questions

Some of the great ideas that can be developed and discussed are as follows:

  • Who is your role model of the film

  • In what ways was the character similar to or different from you?

  • What are some of the themes within the movie (the power of fathers (or the lack thereof), the power of education, the power of suggestion and the tension between doing something versus sitting on the sidelines, and the role of females.)

  • What problems are the characters facing?

  • Who did you view as the antagonists, and what obstacles did they present?

  • What feelings are evoked from various themes?

  • What are the family values, how are they the same or different?

  • How did the protagonist succeed in overcoming the challenges?

  • What real world connections can you make from the movie?

Check out these great resources on Ferlazzo’s page.  I couldn’t have done a better job 🙂

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie — Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

© 2018 Lindsay Silveira, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio The Black Panther movie offers some great teaching opportunities. Here are some useful resources: The 4 Things Teachers Should Know about the 2018 Black Panther Movie is from Donors Choose. The Black Panther Challenge has teaching resources. Here’s an article about it. Black Panther co-star…

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Ready, Set, Go! ISTE Is Coming To Chicago!

Want to learn tech skills?  Don’t miss this conference.

I’ve had the chance to experience a tech conference before and it is absolutely mind blowing.  If you want to learn tech skills, this conference is the place to be.  Next year ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) will be in Chicago, and it will be easy to access for the folks in the Midwest.   There are tons of workshops, exhibitors, and opportunities to meet many of the tech guru’s from your favorite blogs, and twitter handles.  Don’t miss out!

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The One To Watch

Hi everyone,

I’ve been selected as a finalist to win an award through the Chicago Public Schools technology department.  I had to produce a short two-minute video (it was hard to get the most important things highlighted), that summarized why I should be one of the chosen winners.  I also submitted written information and will be interviewed.  So take a look at the video I made with the web-based tool Animoto (plus version).  You can click the link below, The One To Watch.  I hope you enjoy my creation, and wish me luck.  Winners will be announced by Dec. 21st, 2012.  The conference will be held in Feb. 2013.

Conference program https://sites.google.com/site/cpstt13/home

The One To Watch.

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