STEVEN SPIELBERG’S LINCOLN SCREENED AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
The two-time Academy Award® winning film will be gifted for school use
Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO – April 19, 2013 – Participant Media, working together with Big Picture Instructional Design, has selected local Abraham Lincoln High School as one of only 15 high schools from around the country to receive an award as part of their national Stand Tall: Live Like Lincoln High School Screening Campaign.
Chad Boettcher, Executive Vice President of Social Action and Advocacy at Participant Media, said, “Prior to the film’s release, we engaged Penn Schoen Berland to conduct a research study to help inform the focus of our Social Action campaign for Lincoln. Among the findings of the study was that more than half of Americans think it’s important to learn about Lincoln, but two thirds say they know little to nothing about him, which clearly indicated the need to remind citizens about the 16th President’s accomplishments.”
As a result, this unique high school screening campaign, “Stand Tall: Live Like Lincoln,” is designed to use the film to spark educational conversations on the film’s themes of leadership, civic engagement and public service. Discussions will be facilitated using Disney’s distributed curricula as well as a series of standards-based extension activities and discussion prompts that were crafted by Big Picture Instructional Design. Throughout the month of April, the film will be screened at 15 different high schools in 15 different states across the country. In addition to receiving their own copy of the film and its accompanying collateral materials, all the schools will receive a package of brand new audio-visual equipment.