Lesson Plan

Anti-Bias Mini-Film Festival

Rear view of audience watching 3D movie in a theater


GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

COMMON CORE STANDARDS: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language

SEL STANDARDS*: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making

Using Video and Film in the Classroom

Short evocative videos and films can be a great way to engage young people in conversations about identity, diversity, bias and social justice. This lesson plan includes compelling and powerful, short films suitable for classroom conversations with most of the films running 10 minutes or less. 

Provided for each suggested film are the film name, link and description, overall theme(s), suggested grade level, discussion questions, writing prompt and activity. Additional ADL open-source lesson plans are suggested if you’d like to go deeper with the theme of a particular film.

Student Direct Resource

Use our Sutori version of this lesson for direct student learning.