Welcome to Community Classroom! Find lesson plans and film modules from award-winning documentaries, and interactive features from Independent Lens and ITVS. FREE to educators and nonprofit organizations, Community Classroom builds cultural understanding and media literacy, sparks discussion, and fosters global citizenship through the power of public media.
The Island President explores the global politics of climate change and the ethics of government and industry. President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives confronts a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After leading a pro-democracy movement against a brutal regime — surviving repeated imprisonments and torture — Nasheed became president of this low-lying country, only to face danger from the rising ocean. Two standards-aligned lesson plans explore climate change and human rights, accompanied by three short film modules.
More Than a Mapp is a free iPhone and iPod app that allows users to discover and contribute to the African American history that exists all around us. Using the location-enabled app can reveal sites of significance to black history in your city, encouraging you to upload map points of your own. More Than a Mapp is accompanied by an educator’s guide designed to contextualize the app in the classroom through discussion, debate, research, and hands-on activities.