Save the Date! March 23 Free Professional Development Webinar

We’re presenting a webinar next week at the Share My Lesson Virtual Conference.

We hope you can join us!

In this free webinar, participants will:

  • Explore ways to use the power of film to increase student learning and engagement.

  • Discover tangible resources and tools for tackling challenging topics in the classroom.

  • Takeaway facilitation guidelines & free resources for use immediately in the classroom.

Webinar Focuses On: Social Emotional Learning —

Social Studies — Civics and Government — Current Events and More!


This image feature the movie poster for Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down where Gabby Giffords stands at a podium with an American flag behind here, the movie title on it. Right hand side of the image features webinar info: Student Engagement through the Power of Film. March 23 at 4 pm ET. Featuring Jounsye in film Executive Director Jennifer Fischer, Teaching Artist and Curriculum Writer Danika Sudik and James Wallace from

Spring is for Teaching with Film

The free curriculum guides we’re highlighting in our Spring Calendar Collections include lesson plans across the curriculum, so there is something for everyone!

March is Women’s History Month

Free Resources for Women’s History Month

March is Disabilities Awareness Month

Download our teaching and discussion guides for Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

March is Music in Our Schools Month

Check out our collection of films that highlight the power + beauty of music!

Defiant Requiem

Landfill Harmonic

Like Stars on Earth

The Music of Strangers

Summer of Soul

Film poster: red and white striped background. Gabby Giffords, a middle-aged white woman, stands at a dark blue podium, and waves one hand in the air triumphantly. Text across stripes reads: Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down.

April is Genocide Awareness Month

Our Holocaust Education film collection includes lessons on genocide past and present:

Big Sonia, Defiant Requiem, Francesco, and Schindler’s List.

April is also Arab American Heritage Month

We LOVE Wadjda, an inspiring film from Haifaa Mansour, Saudia Arabia's first woman film director - and your students will, too.

Download your free teaching guide for Wadjda

April 22 is Earth Day

Check out these articles highlighting resources for Earth Day/Earth Month: Learn about Forests for Earth Day and Everyday, Film Tools to Teach Climate Science in the Classroom and Teaching Climate Change in Social Studies Classrooms.

Web page screen shot. Blue text across top: Summer of Soul: 1969, A Unique Year. Image on left hand side features the Summer of Soul movie poster (panels of blurred, close up shots of Black performers) on a gold background. Journeys in Film logo on left hand side. Text, in black, below the movie poster reads: History isn't just what we know. It's also what we don't know. Smaller, italicized black text below, reads: Questlove, from his introductory letter to teachers in the free Journeys in Film Curriculum guide for the film. To the right is text designating subject areas for the resource: Arts, Music, ELA, Media Literacy, Social Studies, History. Grade levels: 9-12, Resource Type: Lesson Plan.

Also, please join us in celebrating Navalny! This powerful documentary won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve got a discussion guide and community learning guide coming your way soon. That’s back-to-back years of Journeys providing free resources for the Oscars Best Documentary Feature. We’re truly honored to partner with such amazing films!

We hope you’ll celebrate with us this week and join us next week at

Share My Lesson’s Virtual Conference.

Register NOW to save your space!

- Jen Fischer, Executive Director

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