A Glossary of Film Terms
Facilitation Guidelines for fostering discussions
Simple tips for getting start as you bring films into the classroom.
These Black History Lessons and related resources work well for Black History Month or any time of year. Lessons for teaching Reconstruction, Civil Rights, Global Black History and More.
These Nature Lessons for Grades 3-7 highlight the beauty and wonder of nature and will inspire student learning about the environment.
These free Environmental Studies Lessons and related resources work well for Earth Day, Earth Month and any time of year.
A South African boy embarks on a quest from his village to find his uncle in Johannesburg.
Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski shares her story of unimaginable suffering, but also of hope, of resilience, and of a refusal to hate with students and incarcerated individuals.
Bridge of Spies follows Jim Donovan in an exploration of the constitutional rights, the Cold War, the U-2 incident, and the Berlin Wall.
The story of composer Joseph Bologne, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to improbable heights in the court of Marie Antoinette.
A loving family portrait, Ali and his sister Zahra set out on a quest for shoes in Tehran.
The 5 short films of Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops that use stunning video, interviews with leading climate scientists, and thoughtful narration by Richard Gere, are perfect for the classroom and available for free when you click Buy DVD.
Crip Camp shows the experiences of a group of disabled young people as they journey through activism and adulthood.
Explores the life and musical impact of conductor Rafael Schächter at Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp in 1941.
Explore empowering stories of finding pride in your gender identity and sexual orientation with the narrative heros of It Gets Better Project.
The film Francesco, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, gives the viewer an introduction to the life of this extraordinary man. Because of their friendship, Afineevsky was able to film very personal moments that give us insight into this Pope whose humility and sense of humor contrast with the formality of Vatican traditions. The film reflects Pope Francis’s concerns about economic justice, the environment, refugees and migrants, and more.
Learn more about the impact of coal mining on our health, economy, and climate with From the Ashes.
Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords: her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence.
Gender Revolution educates and advocates for inclusive gender expression conversations and policies.
Genius follows Albert Einstein beyond his academic life to see him as a father, theorist, professor, and friend.
Happy seeks out the keys to happiness through remarkable stories from Namibia, Brazil, Bhutan, Kolkata, Louisiana, and more.
Global inspiration Malala Yousafzai shares her journey and triumphs for equitable education across the globe.
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were three Black women known as “human computers,” at NASA and worked to support John Glenn's space launch.
JANE reveals the inspiring commitment of Dr. Jane Goodall & her colleagues to the studies of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. She and her colleagues began more than one revolution in the biological sciences.
Just Mercy is a feature film adapted from the bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. It is based on a true story that confronts Americans with our history of racial injustice.
Know How, written and acted by youth in foster care, highlights their experiences with story and song.
Following the uprising against police brutality after Rodney King’s assault, LA92 presents events that transformed Los Angeles.
Landfill Harmonic follows the Paraguayan Recycled Orchestra of Cateura in their quest to provide hope for their town.
Ishaa lives in an imaginative world of wonders. He connects with a new art teacher in boarding school who shares his joy and enthusiasm.
Mars is an episodic series following a new expedition on the Red Planet and the team looking for traces of water and life.
America Inside Out and National Geographic's The Race Issue invite us to build a better future by addressing our own implicit biases.
Enthralling and intimate, director Daniel Roher’s NAVALNY unfolds with the pace of a thriller as it follows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
One Strange Rock tells the story of Earth’s history from a planetary perspective by exploring the atmosphere and its ability to heal.
A London family relocates to a small town in Colombia and soon find themselves haunted by an ancient legend.
A third-grade class and their parents in Wuhan, China learn about democracy by staging an election for class monitor.
Phiona Mutesi emerged from the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda to travel to international chess competitions and then the world stage.
In 1960s Los Angeles, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women’s March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be.
River of Gold follows two war journalists and their guide into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage destruction of the jungle in pursuit of illegally mined gold.
A Southern Indiana man endures a fatal night of torture after being arrested at a traffic stop.
Oskar Schindler Schindler risked everything to protect and rescue more than 1,100 Jewish people sheltered in his factory during the Holocaust.
Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson), Summer of Soul is a powerful, transporting documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 featuring performances by Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
Young William Kamkwamba supports his family and eventually for his village by building a wind turbine to bring water during a famine.
A Tibetan refugee living at a monastery in exile in India becomes a soccer enthusiast determined to see the finals of the World Cup.
The Dhamma Brothers documents stories of incarcerated men at Donaldson Correctional Facility as they practice Vipassana meditation.
Explore the power of journalism with the story of photographer Dan Eldon.
The Emmy-winning documentary film, The Love Bugs, provides an exceptional opportunity for you and your students to become amateur entomologists and discover the wonder of small creatures, just like Lois and Charlie did. It also provides a process for understanding the nature of love through your students’ eyes and through those of a couple who have worked and lived together for 60 years.
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble follows the rotating artists as they gather and connect across cultures.
The Post reveals partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first woman to lead a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to bring truths to light.
Inspired by Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, an artist under house arrest forms an unlikely friendship while on a quest to share stories of wisdom and freedom.
Morgan Freeman traveled almost 100,000 miles to explore similarities among different faiths.
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman explores big questions and reveals the common humanity that lies inside us.
Sang-woo doesn't want to leave Seoul to live with his mute grandmother but soon her love transforms their relationship.
UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality is a searing exposé of the growing affordable housing crisis in America.
Wadjda dreams of the freedom and fun of a bicycle, permitted only for boys in Saudi Arabia and will brave a new endeavor to find it.
Walden, A Game allows players to explore the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond in 1845
A young Maori girl challenges generations of cultural tradition to fulfill her destiny.
YOUTH v GOV follows 21 young Americans suing the world’s most powerful government to protect their constitutional rights to a stable climate. If they win, they will change the future.
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