Celebrate traditions as these characters explore their heritage in eight short films from Mexico and the United States for grades 3-5.
All films are official selections from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and program includes an introduction and post-screening discussion led by one of our trained media educators. Curriculum aligned with the Common Core is also provided to teachers prior to the day of screening.
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Grades 3-5 (Ages 9-11)
90-minute program includes media education
Celebrate Mexican traditions as these characters explore their heritage. In an inventive child-produced animated short film, explore poetic questions through Frida Kahlo’s journal. Then, in a short documentary, share the experience of local children in Matamoros, as they empower themselves to change fellow citizens’ attitudes habits and attitudes. In another film, is it possible to not stick out too much at the dance in Dad’s “treasure”? Then in the next film, how does math whiz Moises fit in at his new school during test time? In the last film, score a goal with playful Pepe, who would rather pass the soccer ball than help his family for the upcoming Quinceañera. Celebrate heritage and culture with these shorts from Mexico and the US!