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Journeys in Film 

The mission of Journeys in Film is to use the storytelling power of film to help educate our next generation with a richer understanding of the diverse and complex world in which we live. Our goal is to help students mitigate existing attitudes of cultural bias and racism, cultivate human empathy and compassion, develop a deeper knowledge of global issues and current challenges, and prepare them for effective participation in the world economy as globally competent citizens. We accomplish this by developing interdisciplinary educational curriculum based on award-winning films and aligned with current educational standards. We prepare teachers to use film effectively in the classroom through professional development workshops. Our films and standards-based curricula integrate multicultural worldviews expressed in each film and offer students a compelling way to connect to our contemporary world. We walk teachers through lesson plans in math, science, social studies, language arts and media literacy specifically designed for each Journeys in Film title.

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Engineering and Activism: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind with William Kamkwamba
  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Join the Journeys in Film and AFT's Share My Lesson for a conversation on Netflix's and Participant Media's The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , based on...
Teach the Islamic Republic of Iran with Children of Heaven
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
Children of Heaven is a contemporary Iranian film about families, compassion, moral responsibilities and issues of limited resources. This film, shot...
The Math of Space Travel: Orbits and Conic Sections with Hidden Figures
Standards aligned
Check out this fun science and math lesson that uses the film Hidden Figures to support learning! Hidden Figures has been a popular success, filling...
Teaching the Supreme Court and Freedom of the Press with The Post
Common Core
When the government issued injunctions against the publication of the Pentagon Papers by the New York Times and the Washington Post , its argument...
Who Was Oskar Schindler? Introduction to Teaching Schindler's List
During the years immediately after World War II, Canadian journalist Herbert Steinhouse wrote an article, complete with photographs, about Oskar...
He Named Me Malala
Journeys in Film 
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Common Core
When 11-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai began detailing her experiences in the Swat Valley of Pakistan for the BBC, she had no idea what momentous...