Join Journeys in Film for a conversation on Participant Media's The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, based on the true story of William Kamkwamba, a brilliant teenager whose creativity, persistence and courage provided a solution for his family and eventually for his village and many others in his country of Malawi and beyond. After reading basic books on electricity and wind power borrowed from the local library, he was able to construct a wind turbine from bicycle parts, lumber from local trees, and scrapyard finds. With this wind turbine providing power, he was able to bring underground water to the surface in sufficient quantities to grow a second crop successfully.
Journeys in Film's Director of Education Eileen Mattingly will share an overview of the interdisciplinary resources available for the film to support science, physics, language arts and social studies teachers in exploring the geographical and environmental context of Malawi, the history and engineering of wind power and the factors that influenced William's journey: religion, politics, the environment, and education.
Participants in the webinar will then be invited to join in a conversation and Q&A with best-selling author, engineer and speaker William Kamkwamba joining us live! Journeys in Film's free resources for the film will also be available.
Available for one-hour of PD credit.*
*You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development recertification credit for participation in this webinar if you complete all the poll questions, survey, and actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate that verifies you completed the webinar. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the PD recertification credit is accepted.
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