Category: Articles

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...

Resources for Teaching Hidden Histories from #sschat
August 7, 2023

40+ Resources for Teaching Hidden Histories - Shared During #sschat We were honored to host a Twitter chat, #sschat, this summer. Our chat focused on Teaching Hidden Histories. Since Wakelet is no longer available with Twitter (yes, we're still calling it Twitter), we decided to put together this article for our website compiling resources shared during our twitter chat.  We'll show the questions we asked in the Twitter chat and then the...

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...

Celebrating Women in History Through Film
February 3, 2022

Every year on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women's Day. This holiday highlights gender inequities. 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 also...

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...