Schools in 14 states across the U.S. participate in GFI’s annual educational screening program!
Teachers and students—from the “Home of Susie the Duck” (Lodi, WI) to the seaport city of Seattle, Washington, as well as “River City” (Memphis, TN) and our very own San Francisco Bay Area—will participate in educational screenings of Global Lens films this week to celebrate and promote international exchange and education. The International Education Week screening program is held each year in conjunction with celebrations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and Department of State.
Here are some interesting facts about this year’s screening program and its participants:
- 22 high schools and universities in 21 cities representing 14 different states
- State with the most participants (4): California
- 14 public high schools
- 4 International Baccalaureate high schools
- 2 charter high schools
- High school with smallest student body (207 students): Armand Hammer United World College of the American West
- High school with the largest student body (2,400 students): Carl Schurz High School
- Most popular Global Lens film selection: The Kite, Lebanon
Teachers participating in our screening program specialize in a variety of disciplines, from film studies to English, and foreign language studies to comparative politics. As such, students have the opportunity to view Global Lens films in several different contexts: sophomore students at Oceana High School (Pacifica, CA) are screening Global Lens films to explore human rights abuses; students at Nerinx Hall High School (Webster Groves, MO) are writing response papers and reflecting on global citizenship as part of film courses (e.g., “Women in Film” and “Media and Film”).
Students at schools like Sturgis Charter Public School (Hyannis, MA) and Lodi High School (Lodi, WI) will even screen films outside of the traditional classroom, in spaces such as Model United Nations, school clubs (Arabic, Spanish, film) and school-wide film festivals.
Want to learn more about International Education Week and how your school or public library can be involved? Check out our Education Program page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can bring Global Lens to a school or public library near you!