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

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March Teaching Highlights

Women’s History Month: Free Resources for Women’s History Month

Music in Our Schools Month: Chevalier, Defiant Requiem, Landfill Harmonic, Summer of Soul, The Music of Strangers

March 10-April 8 Ramadan: Children of Heaven, He Named Me Malala, The Neighborhood Storyteller, Wadjda, The Story of God

March 14 Pi Day: Children of Heaven, Genius, Hidden Figures, Like Stars On Earth, Please Vote For Me, The Cup, The Way Home, Walden, Whale Rider

March 20 International Day of Happiness: Happy

March Monthly Teaching Events

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Crip Camp 

Gender Equality Month + March 31 is Equal Pay Day: Films with Gender Equity-themed lessons – He Named Me Malala, Hidden Figures, Jane, Rebel HeartsThe Neighborhood Storyteller

National Reading Month: Bringing Books and Films Together

March Weekly Teaching Events

March 11-17 Brain Awareness Week: Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down – Aphasia, Happy – The Psychology of Happiness, Like Stars on Earth – How the Brain Works, The Dhamma Brothers – Meditation and the Brain

March 20-24 LGBTQ Health Awareness Week: Finding Pride

March 21-27 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination  +  March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Chevalier, Hidden Figures, Just Mercy, LA92, Summer of Soul, The Dhamma Brothers, Unzipped, Youth v Gov
*History teachers may also find our Black History Lesson collection helpful.

Special Teaching Days in March

March 1 Zero Discrimination Day: What Are Prejudice, Stereotyping And Discrimination? (Video)

March 1 Read Across America Day: Bringing Books and Films Together to Inspire and Engage Students

March 3 World Wildlife Day: Jane, River of Gold

March 4 World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development: The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

March 8 International Women’s Day: Big Sonia, Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, He Named Me Malala, Hidden Figures, Jane, Queen of Katwe, Rebel Hearts

March 14 Equal Pay Day: Hidden Figures, Jane

March 15 International Day to Combat Islamophobia: Countering Islamophobia Through Film

March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Chevalier, Hidden Figures, Just Mercy, LA92, Summer of Soul, The Dhamma Brothers, Unzipped
*History teachers may also find our Black History Lesson collection helpful.

March 21 World Poetry Day: The Prophet

March 21 International Day of Forests: Learn about Forests for Earth Day and Every Day

March 22 World Water Day: River of Gold

March 23 World Meteorological Day: Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops

March 25 Hindu Festival of Holi (2024): The Story of God 

March 30 International Day of Zero Waste: Landfill Harmonic

March 31 International Day of Transgender Visibility: Finding Pride

Text across the top reads: Teach with Film in March. A collage of movie posters is below.