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 Graduates explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina high school students from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on the barriers they have to overcome in order to make their dreams come true. The Youth Action Guide consists of seven hands-on activities and discussion prompts that foster peer-to-peer mentorship and community building around issues ranging from teen parenting, gang involvement, bullying, peer juries, homelessness, to undocumented status. Resources are accompanied by by six short film modules featuring the young people profiled in the film.
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.