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What is the driving question this module will explore?

How might we convey the intersection of local arts and economy through documentary movie?

Module Summary

Students will develop their interview and video skills to investigate the artisanal cultures of Oaxaca. They will visit a variety of artists from a broad range of economic statuses and motivations, from artists working with no regard to any monetary incentive to those whose work is the means of their subsistence. 

Summative Assessment

Students will use their videography and interview skills to develop a documentary movie that portrays the intersection between local art and economy in Oaxaca.

Learning Targets

  • 1a.2 Identifying bias, point of view, and author’s intent.
  • 1a.3 Analyzing and evaluating the credibility of evidence and source, the logic of reasoning, and how the type of communication shapes or limits information.
  • 1c.1 Transmitting an intended message to audiences effectively (including written, verbal, and nonverbal behavior, language, and strategies/delivery techniques).
  • 2a.3 Demonstrating an understanding of artistic intent and theories, as well as the historical, cultural, and social background of the selected artworks.
  • 2a.4 Applying relevant critical criteria to interpret and analyze the selected artworks.
  • 2b.2 Demonstrating a consideration of audience, historical context, and artistic intention as a way to convey meaning.
  • S7-Creativity Creativity is the act of bringing something into existence that is genuinely new, original, and of value either personally (of significance only to the individual or organization) or culturally (adds significantly to a domain of culture as recognized by experts).
  • S11-Effective Communication Communication is the process of exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions, knowledge, and data so that the message is received and understood with clarity and purpose.
  • S1-Visual Literacy Visual Literacy is the ability to interpret, use, appreciate, and create images and videos using both conventional and 21st-century media in ways that advance thinking, decision-making, communication, and learning
  • 4a.3 Identifying research-relevant questions from a variety of perspectives.
  • 4a.4 Collecting and interpreting data.
  • 4a.6 Assessing feasibility, practicality, and consequences of research.
  • 6a.2 Demonstrating how new ideas can affect change.
  • 6b.3 Articulating how access to resources influences development.
  • 6c.2 Demonstrating an understanding of contemporary concepts and institutions of the modern world.