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Summer Learning with Movies
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31 Lessons and Resources

Using movies to teach can provide for valuable learning experiences to keep kids engaged, differentiate instruction and enhance understanding for your students.

Check out Share My Lesson's collection of free preK-12 lessons and educational activities inspired by films and documentaries. You'll find ideas that range from using Disney movies to explore food chains to using the film “National Treasure” to help students investigate primary sources.

Rwanda cutdown
GreenTV 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Watch VSO's spectrum of work in education in Rwanda following the genocide.
Rwanda Cutdown
GreenTV 
Updated: 
2016
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Resource
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Watch VSO's spectrum of work in education in Rwanda following the genocide.
Introduction to Hotel Rwanda
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Hotel Rwanda is a film based on the true story of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This slideshow introduces the background and context of the genocide and...
Rwanda - country information sheets
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  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
These sheets give a brief overview of Rwanda, with information on the geography, culture and issues in the country. They are useful if you are...
Rwanda - Back to the Garden
GreenTV 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Rwanda is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth - it's home to some amazing biodiversity, and its ecosystems are important far beyond...
Ethics on Film: Discussion of Hotel Rwanda
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Based on the true story of a Rwandan hotel manager who saved the lives of over 1,200 refugees during the 1994 genocide, this film points blame at the...
Free photos from Africa - Uganda, Rwanda, Lesotho
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  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS
These pictures help to make displays and think about comparisons with life in the UK. There are photos of schools, food, gardens etc. Images are a...
Rwandan Genocide Powerpoint
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This powerpoint briefly summarizes the Rwandan Genocide for students to understand how the Hutus and Tutsis fought.
Rwandan Genocide Lesson
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  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
This lesson was produced as a follow up to lessons on the Holocaust. It provides another example of genocide for students to compare the Holocaust to.