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Teach about Public Health with Film in April
March 31, 2024

April is full of opportunities to engage your students about public health: National Interprofessional Healthcare Month; National Minority Health Month; National Public Health Week April 1-7;  World Health Day April 7;  Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17; National Infant Immunization Week April 22-29;  World Immunization Week April 24-30.  The Invisible Shield is a powerful teaching tool for exploring the importance...

Teach about Islam with Film
March 28, 2024

Celebrate Islam with film for Ramadan and all year round with these films that center Muslim stories plus our free teaching guides. Children of Heaven Children of Heaven follows an Iranian brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes. The film showcases both modern and tradition Tehran and portrays a loving family trying to do their best. Our free Children of Heaven Curriculum Guide for grades 4-12 includes an...

10 Powerful Films for Community Events
February 24, 2024

Pair these 10 Powerful Films for Community Events with our free Film Discussion Guides to For Successful Screenings and Rousing Conversations We recommend these ten powerful films to screen at community events, after school settings, and library groups. These award-winning documentaries and feature films speak to contemporary issues while they educate and uplift. We offer free discussion guides designed for community viewings for these films to...

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 These 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. They also work for Gender Equity Month (March), International Women's Day (March 8), and all...

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 May
January 9, 2024

Here are teaching ideas paired with free teaching resources for teachers and homeschoolers about what to teach with film in May! May Teaching Highlights Mental Health Awareness Month May 5 - 12 is also Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. We recommend these powerful lesson plans and experiential activities to support mental health and wellness all month long: Big Sonia: PTSD and Intergenerational Trauma Defiant Requiem: Art and...

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 across the curriculum: Teach With Film for Earth Month. April...