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Click On Each Film Poster To Download Corresponding Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans For Grades 6-12

  • The Post

    The Post

    OSCAR ® winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks team up for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washinton Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But the two must risk their careers –– and their freedom –– to bring truth to light in this powerful film with a celebrated cast.

  • One Strange Rock

    One Strange Rock

     Narrated by astronauts, the only persons to have had the opportunity to see our home planet from space, the National Geographic documentary One Strange…

  • Landfill Harmonic

    Landfill Harmonic

    “Landfill Harmonic” follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

  • National Geographic | The Race Issue

    National Geographic | The Race Issue

    Discussing race in our learning environments is critical. Race is one social construct that impacts the everyday lives of all students in this country. We…

  • Finding Pride: Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth through Online Stories

    Finding Pride: Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth through Online Stories

    Grounded in the experiences of It Gets Better storytellers, six intersectional themes (coming out, community, gender, race, faith, and family) guide educators to support LGBTQ people in understanding and express pride in who they are.

  • Walden, A Game

    Walden, A Game

    When I set out to create a game based on Walden, I wanted to create an experience that would give players an introduction to this…

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures has been a popular success, filling theaters all over the country and receiving many award nominations.

  • MARS

    MARS

    Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like the red planet. Your students will follow the first human mission to Mars, set in 2033, as the crew struggles to land safely and establish a permanent presence on the planet.

  • The Music of Strangers

    The Music of Strangers

    Internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings together a diverse group of musical virtuosos from around the world.

  • The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

    The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

    The Story of God with Morgan Freeman explores different cultures and religions, on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, the question of God, and everything in between.

  • He Named Me Malala

    He Named Me Malala

    He Named Me Malala celebrates the dedication of Malala Yousafzai to the cause of girls' education worldwide, and gives the viewer insight into her motivation.

  • The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, based on his timeless poem, is an animated feature with life lessons for all ages.

  • Defiant Requiem

    Defiant Requiem

    Defiant Requiem tells the remarkable story of Rafael Schachter, a brilliant young and passionate Czech opera-choral conductor who was arrested and sent to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezin) in 1941.

  • The Dhamma Brothers

    The Dhamma Brothers

    Considered worse than worthless by their society, these men undertake a radical inner journey which transforms their self-image, gives them power over their impulses, and enables them to give back to the narrow community in which they must spend their remaining years.

    For high school and college classes.

  • Dying to Tell the Story

    Dying to Tell the Story

    Dying to Tell the Story is about a journalist, Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old photographer who was killed in Somalia in 1993.

  • Happy

    Happy

    Happy is an award-winning feature-length documentary that takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.

  • Beat the Drum – South Africa

    Beat the Drum – South Africa

    Beat the Drum is a contemporary South African film about the devastation of HIV / AIDS.

  • Children of Heaven – Iran

    Children of Heaven – Iran

    Children of Heaven is a contemporary Iranian film about families, compassion, moral responsibilities and issues of limited resources.

  • Like Stars on Earth – India

    Like Stars on Earth – India

    Eight-year-old Ishaan’s world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate.

  • Whale Rider – Maori Culture

    Whale Rider – Maori Culture

    Whale Rider reveals the struggle between Koro, the old chief of a Maori (New Zealand) community, and Pai, his young and determined granddaughter.

  • Please Vote For Me – China

    Please Vote For Me – China

    Please Vote for Me is a contemporary Chinese film about an experiment with democracy in a class of third graders at the Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan, where students will vote to decide who will fill the prestigious position of Class Monitor.

  • The Way Home – South Korea

    The Way Home – South Korea

    The Way Home follows a seven-year-old boy from the big city, to a small and remote rural community, where he must live with his partially deaf and completely mute maternal grandmother while his mother looks for a job.

  • The Cup – Tibet

    The Cup – Tibet

    The Cup is the story of a group of young Tibetan boys living as monks in a remote monastery at the foot of the Himalayas in Northern India.