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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...

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...

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...

Celebrating Women in History Through Film
March 8, 2022

Every year on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women's Day. This holiday highlights gender inequities. Moreover, it also draws attention to the importance of a world free of bias, discrimination and stereotypes. Additionally, March is Women's History Month. Both provide opportunities for educators to highlight and celebrate women in history in their classrooms. We provide free resources to achieve this goal through the use of film. We...

Teaching with Primary Sources Through Film
November 15, 2021

Teaching with primary sources and educating students about primary and secondary sources is an important part of classroom learning. Similarly, teaching with film is a proven way to engage and excite students. However, did you know that films can be powerful tools for engagement around primary source learning for students? We’re highlighting our free CORE-based curriculum guides that incorporate primary source learning activities. We’re here...

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