Author: Jennifer Fischer

Teaching with Film for Black History Month
January 11, 2023

Teaching with Film for Black History Month AND Every Month As educators and communities seek to highlight Black history during the month of February, we want to highlight our free curriculum guides and discussion guides for powerful films for your classroom. These films  tell important stories of Black joy, Black history, Black resilience, Black achievement and much more. Teaching with film for Black History Month, or at any time of the year,...

Differentiated Learning: Journeys in Film Resources & Basic Tips
December 20, 2022

Different Learning: Journeys in Film Resources Differentiated learning—adapting classroom techniques to maximize learning for students at different levels and with different learning strengths and weaknesses—has always been important for educators. At Journeys in Film, our teachers write lessons that are accessible to a wide range of students. Further, our writers understand that individual teachers, who know the strengths and weaknesses of...

Summer of Soul Lesson Named #1 Partner Resource of Share My Lesson 2022
December 20, 2022

Share My Lesson, a project of the American Federation of Teachers, is a free award-winning, community based site featuring bringing together educators, parents, caregivers, educational resource creators, paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel. It is a vibrant community and rich site of resources including articles, lesson plans, webinars and much more. Several Journeys in Film lessons and webinars are available on the Share My Lesson...

Journeys in Film After-School Film Club Launches in Florida
August 25, 2022

Journeys in Film’s amplification of the power of storytelling through film and media content expands this Fall as our first After-School Film Club launches in Florida this September. Programming for the film club centers around youth action and social justice. As such, we curated a diverse slate of short films. These films highlight the work of young people all over the world. Furthermore, we supported the student-led group with guiding questions...

Learning About Forests for Earth Day and Everyday
April 20, 2022

Learning about forests for Earth Day and everyday is vital for students. Earth Day corresponds closely with Arbor Day, another opportunity to teach about forests. Additionally, forests are essential parts of our ecosystem. Thus, we encourage you to integrate this learning into your classroom anytime of the year. But, the April holidays of Earth Day and Arbor Day bring attention to trees and ecosystems. As such, these holidays can catapult student...

Big Sonia - Now Available on PBS Through 2025
April 14, 2022

Big Sonia is now available on PBS for the next three years! This makes the film even more accessible for your classroom use. Our free curriculum guide for the film features 5 lessons. These include an introduction to the Holocaust, an oral history assignment and more. This incredible film is 96 years in the making. It's a film you don't want your students to miss. Certainly, Sonia’s enormous personality masks the horrors she endured. At 15 she...

Summer of Soul - Now an Oscar Winner
March 29, 2022

At Journeys in Film, we are committed to educating the next generation to be globally competent and socially active by harnessing the power of film. As such, we create free curriculum guides and discussion guides for films. Our newest resource is a guide featuring 6 Lesson Plans for Summer of Soul - now an Oscar winner. To its many laurels, the film now adds the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. You can download this free curriculum guide...

Film Tools to Teach Climate Science in the Classroom
March 21, 2022

Teaching climate science and educating youth about the environment is more important than ever. Although environmental education can be challenging, teaching with film engages and excites students. Thus, we’re highlighting free resources that take advantage of the power of film. Use these resources to teach climate science, earth science, and other environmental topics. We’re here to help you take advantage of these free curriculum guides and...

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