ITVS Community Classroom lesson plans pair educational film modules drawn from ITVS’s acclaimed documentary films with standards-based lesson plans, activities, and other interactive content.

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Use this lesson to help students engage actively with film terminology and concepts.

From the FUTURESTATES Classroom collection
From the film Silver Sling

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 The Island President Classroom collection
From the film The Island President

In this lesson, students will discuss and research the impact of prominent women who have led, challenged and shaped both the ideas and practices of democracies around the world. (includes 1 film module)

From the Vote Democracy! Classroom collection
From the film Iron Ladies of Liberia