Documentary Curriculum Consultants provides professional lessons for grades 1 – 12 based on National Standards; university and adult level discussion guides; professional development guides for educators.
We help filmmakers make an even greater impact and assist in answering the question often left at the end of thought-provoking films,
These guides engage students in hands-on activities, thoughtful discussions, and reach deeper into the film subject matter to create meaningful learning experiences. Those experiences may be taken beyond the classroom, providing motivation to instill change based on the films vision and mission. Above are excerpts from our most recent curricula.
Laura Kudo: Laura holds a BFA, a Primary Education degree that includes elementary certification in K – 6 and art certification in K – 12 and an M.A. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. She has worked in education for 18 years, and her background includes curriculum development, full-time classroom teacher, non-profit program director for the Watershed Education Program of the Telluride Institute, art instructor and Mesa University instructor.
Amy Laubenstein: Amy has a background in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Biology and also a Secondary Science Education degree with a concentration in Biology and Earth Science. Amy was a science teacher for 4 years before returning to school to obtain an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, Education from Harvard University. She has utilized this degree in the realm of individualized tutoring, the development of curriculum, as well as in the non-profit world as a Program Director for the Pinhead Institute, A Smithsonian Affiliate.