Here are guides and other suggestions for educators, homeschooling individuals and others who plan ahead and want to teach with film in February! 

February Monthly Themes

Black History Month

White background with various movie posters on it: Summer of Soul, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Chevalier, Hidden Figures and Justice Mercy. Journeys in Film logo at the bottom.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
CTE Month (Career & Technical Education)
National Gun Violence Survivor Week (Feb.1-7)
World Interfaith Harmony Week (Feb.1-7)

February Daily Themes

Feb 1 National Freedom Day (signing of 13th amendment – USA)
Feb 4 International Day of Human Fraternity

The declaration “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” was co-authored by His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El Tayeb.

Feb 7 World Read Aloud Day
Feb 10 Lunar New Year 2024
Feb 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 11 National Inventors Day
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day

Light blue background with three movie posters: Jane, Genius and Love Bugs. Text, center, lower third, reads: Inspiring Students: Science Through Film. Journeys in Film logo across the bottom.

Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice
  • Check out our films on gender equity, racial equity, LGBTQ equity, human rights & more in the Journeys in Film library.

Finally, while thematic weeks and months are fun and helpful, we know that media literacy, civics, Black history, and many of the other themes highlighted herein can be integrated into your curriculum any time of year, so we hope these resources inspire you now matter when you find them!


Written by Shaula Evans