Here are teaching ideas paired with free teaching resources for educators, homeschooling individuals to teach with film in February! 

February Monthly Themes

Black History Month

🔔 Looking for individual lessons for teaching Black history? Check out our brand new Black History Lessons collection, with classroom-ready individual lessons for teaching US Black History and Global Black History. Plus free, on-demand professional development webinars to support teaching Black History.

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
African Heritage & Health Week February 7-13
  • Teach about the impact of healthcare inequities on public health and the urgency of healthcare for all with The Invisible Shield (and yes, it talks talks about the Tuskegee Institute, as it should).

February Daily Themes

Feb 1 National Freedom Day (signing of 13th amendment – USA)
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 we have highlighted can be integrated into your curriculum any time of year, so we hope these resources inspire you no matter when you find them!

Written by SJ Evans