Yollocalli Arts Reach, Media Burn, The LAMP, Chicago History Museum, CCAS and youth participants collaborated on shared lesson plans on how to use archival video footage as a resource for new media projects that reflect current issues in Chicago.
Chicago Slices developed lesson plans on how to use Media Burn’s archived videos in both the in-school and after school setting. Yollocalli youth, from the Camera Flux class, worked with Media Burn to develop new digital media pieces that reflect the commonalities between Chicago’s history and present. In conjunction with the youth developing original pieces of media, Yollocalli staff, Media Burn, and Chicago History Museum staff developed resource guides on how to use archived footage in other after school settings, which were guided by the input of the Yollo participants. The Lamp, Yollocalli, CHM and Media Burn also developed lesson plans for CPS teachers on how to use Media Burn and Media Breaker in academic settings. A series of teacher PDs were provided to CPS teachers to further share the resources, which were presented at CCAS teacher events. The project will culminate in a special screening of the students’ completed work at the NMMA, as well as being available online.
For the second phase of Chicago Slices, partners worked with the teacher cohort and Yollocalli youth participants to develop lessons to be shared with other teachers and teaching artists. The second phase focused on providing the teacher cohort with additional tools necessary to implement their lessons, meeting with Yollocalli youth participants to develop lesson plans, showcasing student media at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and sharing out the lesson plans and resources with other teachers through Hive partners, CPS networks, and teacher conferences.
Documentation of the process partners took while working on the Chicago Slices project. From posts about teacher opportunities, to Yollocalli youth work using Media Burn.
Teens from Summer 2016 Camera Flux used the archival video footage from Media Burn, other found imagery, and some original video scenes to create a new mix on the Media Burn Collection. This was a test run of how youth who have access to professional editing tools can explore and use Media Burn without restrictions.
Lesson plans and activities developed by teachers and students are available for free for other teachers to use in the in school and after school setting.