Bring schoolwork to life with a hands-on moviemaking project!
Select a unit to study and use filmmaking as the medium for deep exploration and learning.
Academic subjects become exciting when art and technology are intertwined with learning. Digistars programs teach college-level “Production 101” skills to elementary and middle schoolers. In a world increasingly dependent on visual media, these skills can enhance scholastic pursuits and apply to many careers.
In our programs designed for homeschoolers, Digistars works with parents to design a lesson plan to meet each student’s scholastic goals, and our professional instructors guide each student through researching and integrating their knowledge using digital storytelling tools and skills.
Depending on the ages of the students in a class and the topic of study, we will suggest the program that would be the best fit to explore the academic topic of your choice.
Our academic programs may use:
- Ken-Burns-style Documentary filmmaking.
- Live action filming using green screen technology.
- Stop motion animation (Claymation).
We provide the technology and professional instruction; you bring the smiling kids for a fun, hands-on learning experience!
What Can Be Studied In a Filmmaking Unit?
A partial list of academic units previously studied in the Digistars filmmaking program includes:
- Extreme Weather (climatology)
- Objects in Outer Space (astronomy)
- Historical Colorado Figures (history)
- Australia (geography)
- Rocks (geology)
- Ancient Egypt (history)
- Civil Rights Figures (social studies)
- Mythology (literature)
- Marine Life (life science)
Digistars programs for homeschoolers are held during weekday hours and an educational program runs for five two-hour sessions. We happily work with parents to determine scheduling.
Minimum class numbers are required, so spread the word and assemble a class!
Contact Digistars to arrange for a moviemaking exerience for your homeschooler now!