Author: Jennifer Fischer

Learning About Forests for Earth Day and Everyday
February 5, 2024

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...

Film Tools to Teach Climate Science in the Classroom
February 4, 2024

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...

Women's History Month: Teach With Film
February 2, 2024

Free Resources for Women's History Month We have compiled free resources to support you through Women's History Month that all take advantage of the power of film. They include core-based lesson plans, fully prepared and ready for immediate classroom use, as they highlight the stories of women who are changemakers, thought leaders, scholars, scientists and much more. Hidden Figures tells the story of  Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary...

Teach With Film for Black History Month
February 1, 2024

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, engages students and brings important stories that shape our...

What to Teach in April
January 8, 2024

Here are guides and other suggestions for educators, homeschooling individuals, community groups, and others for what to teach in April! Celebrate Earth & The Environment April is Earth Month! Plus April 21 - 27 is Earth Week, April 22 is Earth Day and April 26 is Arbor Day. We have collections of teaching resources that can help you celebrate the environment all month long: Celebrate Youth Climate Activism for Earth Month Learn...

What to Teach in March
January 7, 2024

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

What to Teach in February
January 6, 2024

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 Article: Teaching With Film for Black History Month Article: Family Movies for Black History Month | Multicultural Kids Blog Our newest Black History Film: Chevalier 🔔 Looking for individual lessons for teaching Black history? Check out our brand new Black...

What to Teach in January
January 5, 2024

Here are guides and other suggestions for educators, homeschooling individuals, community groups, and others for what to teach in January!  January Teaching Highlights January is National Mentoring Month. Queen of Katwe is the perfect film to inspire a new generation of mentors. January 15-19, 2024 is GLSEN No Name-Calling Week. Like Stars on Earth is a powerful film to start conversations about bullying. January 1 is the anniversary of...

Our Top Ten Teaching Articles of 2023
January 4, 2024

We're excited to share our top ten teaching articles of 2023 published across various educational outlets this past year. Our Most Popular Articles About Effective Approaches to Teaching With Film Prepare for the new year with our TOP articles of 2023!  Get ready to dive deeper into teaching with film — by theme, by activity, and by teaching challenge. Creating Safe Spaces for Student Engagement with Difficult Topics — A Share My...

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