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  • The Story of Us – Discussion Guide

    The Story of Us – Discussion Guide

    THE SERIES Why do some people rise to power and others do not? Why do we fall in love — not just with romantic partners...

  • From the Ashes – Discussion Guide

    From the Ashes – Discussion Guide

    THE FILM As the debate rages about the “war on coal” and the environmental and economic impact of clean air and clean water legislation, filmmaker...

  • Genius – Discussion Guide

    Genius – Discussion Guide

    THE SERIES What is genius? How is it recognized? National Geographic’s dramatic series Genius explores these questions through the life of a man universally acclaimed...

  • Hidden Figures – Curriculum & Discussion Guides

    Hidden Figures – Curriculum & Discussion Guides

    THE FILM Grounded in the empowerment of women in historical and contemporary STEM leadership, the Hidden Figures curriculum guide highlights the determination of Katherine Johnson,...

  • Gender Revolution – Discussion Guide

    Gender Revolution – Discussion Guide

    THE FILM & SPECIAL ISSUE In 2017, National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic Channel joined forces to help us all understand more about the...

  • Queen of Katwe – Discussion Guide (Uganda)

    Queen of Katwe – Discussion Guide (Uganda)

    From the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda, to an international chess competition in Moscow and then to the world stage, the trajectory of the life of Phiona Mutesi has been stunningly swift. Her mentor Robert Katende had developed a chess program at a nearby mission, and he soon recognized that her quick and agile mind was especially adept at grasping the intricacies of the “Game of Kings” in spite of her being only nine years old. Through her persistence and enthusiasm, Phiona eventually became a chess champion, gained an education, and bought a home for her mother. Based on a true story, the film Queen of Katwe tells much about the life of poor people living in harsh conditions, but it also shows how hard work, courage, and the help of a good friend can transform a life. This discussion guide can be used to deepen and broaden students’ understanding of this inspiring film.

  • Know How – Discussion Guide

    Know How – Discussion Guide

    THE FILM Know How captures the reality of life in foster care from the point of view of those living in it. Written and acted...

  • Out of the Dark – Discussion Guide

    Out of the Dark – Discussion Guide

    THE FILM Sarah Harriman’s family has relocated from London to a small town in Colombia to take over her father’s business. Moving into a beautiful...