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.