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.

Lesson Plans

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This lesson focuses on the narrative technique of frame story. Students analyze its structure, and in extension activities write their own frame stories and research real tent cities.

From the FUTURESTATES Classroom collection
From the film Tent City

This lesson focuses on the mechanics of political campaigns, from campaign team roles to skills and strategies. (includes 2 film modules)

From the Vote Democracy! Classroom collection
From the films Please Vote for Me and An Unreasonable Man

Use this lesson to help students think about how and why humans like to predict the future.

From the FUTURESTATES Classroom collection
From the film Tent City

The lesson plan for Seed reviews the history of agricultural biotechnology. Students will propose a new GMO product based on need, potential for profit, and minimal environmental effects.

From the FUTURESTATES Classroom collection
From the film Seed

This lesson examines the political party system in the U.S. and in other democracies, especially the participation of independent parties. (Includes 1 film module)

From the Vote Democracy! Classroom collection
From the film An Unreasonable Man