Sometimes you have to be out of the classroom and that means a Sub Day! I hate sub days, but when you are really sick, have a sick kid at home or you need to attend a workshop they have to happen. So, what does a journalism or media teacher do? You’ll never find a sub who knows your content area, plus you don’t want them running around with equipment or just playing on the computers. I usually choose a media themed movie. There are several that are rated PG or PG-13 that are perfect for high school students. But you need some activity to go with it like a quiz….
Absence of Malice (1981) PG: Great movie about journalism ethics
Shattered Glass (2003) PG-13
Good Night and Good Luck (2005) PG
State of Play (2009) PG-13