InterGeneration animation still by Giovanni Depina depicting Moshup the Giant, the Wampanoag myth as told by participant, Robert Peters
Professional Learning

InterGeneration: Exploring Storytelling Through Film and Conversation

 Join us for an engaging film screening and interactive discussion about how intergenerational storytelling and connection can build and strengthen community in your classroom.

March 28, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm EDT

Virtual

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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

Advisory Civics & Citizenship English & Language Arts
Culture & Identity
Social-Emotional Learning

Join us for a virtual screening of the film InterGeneration, a creative documentary that follows a diverse group of Boston teens through the Covid-19 pandemic as they connect with elders in their communities. Using animation and dialogue to explore ideas of memory, identity, and change, the film demonstrates the power of intergenerational connection, and what adolescents and elders can learn from each other as they face uncertainty with hope and wisdom. 

Following the film screening, we’ll facilitate a conversation  with the filmmaker, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, and others who participated in the film. There will also be an opportunity to brainstorm ways of using intergenerational storytelling in the classroom to promote reflection, learning, and connection.