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THE FILM

From
 the 
Academy 
Award 
nominated 
director 
Roko 
Belic 
(Genghis
 Blues) 
comes
 a 
new
 cinematic
 adventure. 
Happy 
is 
a 
feature‐length
documentary
 that 
leads 
viewers 
on
 a 
journey
 across 
 5
 continents 
in
 search
 of 
the 
keys 
to 
happiness. 
The 
film
 addresses 
many 
of 
the
 fundamental
issues 
we 
face
 in 
today’s 
society:
 how
 do 
we 
balance 
the
 allure
 of
 money, 
fame
 and
 social 
status 
with
 our 
needs 
for 
strong
 relationships, 
health
 and
personal
 fulfillment?
  Through 
remarkable 
human
 stories 
and 
cutting‐edge 
science,
 Happy
 leads
 us 
toward
 a
 deeper
 understanding 
of 
why 
and
how
 we
 can 
pursue
 more 
fulfilling,
 healthier
 and
 happier 
lives.
 Happy
 takes 
the 
viewer 
from
 the
 bayous 
of 
Louisiana
 to 
the 
deserts 
of 
Namibia,
from 
the
 beaches 
of 
Brazil 
to 
the 
mountains 
of 
Bhutan. 
Listen
 to 
the 
wisdom
 of 
a 
Kolkata
 rickshaw
 driver,
 the 
compassion 
of 
a 
volunteer 
at 
Mother
Teresa’s 
Home
 for 
the
 Dying 
and 
the
 knowledge 
of
 some
 of 
the
world’s 
leading 
happiness 
researchers. 
Witness 
as 
middle 
school 
students 
applaud
 the
 bravery 
of 
their
 classmates 
during 
a
 moving 
presentation 
on 
bullying.
 Happy
 combines
 real‐life 
human 
drama 
and 
cutting‐edge 
science 
to
provide 
insights
 into 
the 
mysteries 
of
 happiness.

THE CURRICULUM GUIDE

This curriculum guide to the film HAPPY is designed to help 6-12th-grade educators and their students get the most out of the film. Organized around the five film chapters, it provides activity ideas for increasing happiness, positive psychology, the power of community and the importance of helping others.

Lesson 1: The Study of Happiness
Lesson 2: What Really Makes Us Happy?
Lesson 3: Values and Happiness
Lesson 4: The Social Side of Happiness
Lesson 5: Practicing Happiness

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Happy - Curriculum Guide
 

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