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  • The Story of Us – Discussion Guide

    The Story of Us – Discussion Guide

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

  • From the Ashes – Discussion Guide

    From the Ashes – Discussion Guide

    As the debate rages about the “war on coal” and the environmental and economic impact of clean air and clean water legislation, filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio’s...

  • Genius – Discussion Guide

    Genius – Discussion Guide

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

  • Hidden Figures – Curriculum Guide

    Hidden Figures – Curriculum Guide

  • Discussion Guide – National Geographic’s Gender Revolution

    Discussion Guide – National Geographic’s Gender Revolution

    As the title of this discussion guide suggests, traditional ideas about gender are undergoing a sea change in the 21st century. In a special edition...

  • Discussion Guide – Hidden Figures

    Discussion Guide – Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures highlights the persistence of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson to achieve their goals despite the discriminatory biases of colleagues and community...

  • Discussion Guide – Queen of Katwe

    Discussion Guide – Queen of Katwe

    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.

  • Discussion Guide – The Story Of God

    Discussion Guide – The Story Of God

    Actor Morgan Freeman has always wondered about the great questions that major world religions have tried to answer: Who is God? Why are we here? What happens after death? Why is there evil in the world? In a series of six episodes for National Geographic, he traveled almost a hundred thousand miles around the world seeking answers to these questions from archaeologists, scientists, and practitioners of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This guide for the series The Story of God With Morgan Freeman provides classes and discussion groups with an opportunity to extend their insights through thoughtful questions and additional resources.

  • Know How – Discussion Guide

    Know How – Discussion Guide

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

  • Out of the Dark – Discussion Guide

    Out of the Dark – Discussion Guide

    Exploring environmental issues and elements of Colombian culture through a disturbing and enthralling supernatural thriller.