The Island President

Lesson Plans and Film Modules

This lesson examines the factors behind global climate change, its detrimental ecological and cultural effects, and the means by which it can be mitigated, on both local and international levels.

From the film The Island President

This lesson explores the basic premise of human rights, the history of human rights abuse — both legislative and executive/military — and its consequences, human rights in the contemporary media, and the application of human rights issues to modern American life.

From the film The Island President

Community Classroom 7

About this collection

The Island President explores the global politics of climate change and the ethics of government and industry. President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives confronts a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After leading a pro-democracy movement against a brutal regime — surviving repeated imprisonments and torture — Nasheed became president of this low-lying country, only to encounter a far more implacable enemy: the rising ocean. Two standards-aligned lesson plans explore climate change and human rights, accompanied by three short film modules.

Subject Areas: Environmental Science, Social Studies, Government, Media Literacy, Economics, Current Events, World Cultures/History, Language Arts, Ethics