Film Screening: Carved in Silence

This Film Screening: Carved in Silence lesson plan also includes:

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Director Felicia Lowe's film Carved in Silence splices together re-enactments, interviews, and actual film footage to tell Angel Island Immigration Station's story. Viewers use a film matrix to record new information they learned from the film.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video as an introduction to the Angel Island unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson five in the Angel Island Immigration Station unit
  • Requires access to the Carved in Silence film
  • Twenty and forty-minute versions of the film are available for classroom use
Pros
  • Includes a carefully scaffolded, detailed plan, an assessment, and adaption suggestions
  • The film underscores the discrimination in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 as well as the perseverance of the Chinese immigrants
Cons
  • None