The August Wilson Reception - Gene Siskel Center - The Ground on Which I Stand
WYCC PBS Education and Outreach recently hosted the students and staff of the IMPACT Family Center at a reception celebrating the new American Masters documentary film, The Ground on Which I Stand, directed by Sam Pollard about playwright, August Wilson. The reception hosted by PNC Bank was held at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Students and guests where the first in Chicago and among the first in the nation to preview this acclaimed documentary that reflects upon the lifework of one of America's most profilic playwrights.
Photo Credits - IMPACT Students
Best Practices For Using Media in the Classroom
- Preview media
- Select short segments (Approx. 5 mins or less)
- Check for prior understanding
- Leave lights on
- Play video and discuss
- Check again for understanding and discuss
- Play video multiple times until students understand content
- Do a supporting activity to re-enforce learned content
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