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USA Film Festival / Kid Film


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During School Day
Field Trip
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Talented/Gifted, Special Ed, Bilingual


KidFilm is a TEKS based visual arts program that brings classroom books to life on the big screen. A majority of films are book-based works (that can be found in your school library) designed to help reinforce literacy skills and includes a variety of classroom topics such as the arts, math, social studies, the environment, discrimination, historical events, and other curriculum topics, human themes, etc. Some of our most popular films include MATH CURSE (Math), ABE'S HONEST WORDS (History and Ethics), GRACE FOR PRESIDENT (Citizenship and Government), MARTIN'S BIG WORDS (History, Civil Rights Movement, Prejudice), CRAZY HAIR DAY (Compassion and Teamwork) and THE SUN IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL (Science and Solar System). Students will receive a compilation program of 4-6 short films that are curriculum interactive, relevant, and entertaining! Based on the TEKs objectives, we have planned an entire curriculum/lesson plan for the teachers -- with all materials included! Teachers are provided with a STUDY GUIDE at the program that includes lesson plans, activities based on each film, and discussion questions (including but not limited to questions that require the student to identify the story's main idea, literary elements, character motivations and qualities, important historical figures and their impact, etc). Additionally, students will be encouraged to journal their thoughts regarding the films while analyzing the messages in each film. Before the program, teachers will be provided with the list of films to be presented (if you would like to read the books in the classroom before the show -- though this is not necessary).

Students Will

  • Sharpen their literacy skills by viewing book works adapted for the screen, reading (or re-reading) the books, and discussing the curriculum-interactive messages.
  • (With teacher's direction post-film) Describe and identify elements of a story and the characters (including their feelings, traits, reasons for their actions, and changes they undergo).
  • Learn how math can relate to everyday life (with MATH CURSE).
  • View and respond to films -- including connecting the films to their lives (at direction of teacher through use of provided study guide).
  • View film(s) that teach about the contributions of historical figures who helped shape our nation and the characteristics of good citizenship.
  • Practice appropriate audience conduct and participation.
  • Be encouraged to journal to the festival about their experience and communicate their ideas regarding the films shown.


Dates: May 7th - May 21st
Times: 11:00 am
Duration: 60-80 minutes
School Fee: Price Per Non Teacher: $0.00
Price Per Student: $3.00
Price Per Teacher: $0.00
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 300
Bilingual: No
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Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: After submitting your AP Voucher, please call the USA Film Festival at (214) 821-6300 to schedule your program.
Deadline: April 19, 2024
Cancellation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable. If you have any questions, please call the USA Film Festival at (214) 821-6300.
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