For Educators

POV offers free resources for educators, including 200+ online film clips connected to 100+ standards-aligned lesson plans, discussion guides and reading lists. Registered educators can use any of 80+ full-length films in the classroom for free through our documentary lending library.
Still Tomorrow (About the Film)
In this lesson plan, students will examine stereotypes about people with physical disabilities, conduct research about cerebral palsy, write an “advice blog” addressing such stereotypes as well as consider how they choose what to click on when they do online searches.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Education, Health, Language Arts
The War to Be Her (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will discuss, generate questions and conduct research to arrive at well-informed opinions about whether or not the Taliban is completely responsible for Toorpakai's challenges.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: History, Language Arts, Media Literacy
Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will analyze, consider and respectfully discuss different perspectives on the death penalty.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Civics, Current Events, Language Arts, Philosophy, U.S. History
The Workers Cup (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will consider ethical and legal labor standards, especially as they apply to hiring foreign workers, and develop a plan for investing company resources in an overseas venture.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade
Subjects: Current Events, International, Language Arts, Law
Brimstone & Glory (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will learn about Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival and write poems to describe the festival’s main attractions.
Grade Levels: 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Language Arts, Media Literacy
Singing With Angry Bird (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will understand the significance of cultural competence and cultural humility in cultural exchange projects.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies
In this lesson, students discover the role that affective pursuits, like artistic expression, can play in the healing process.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Arts, Language Arts, Media Literacy, Psychology, Sociology
Bill Nye (About the Film)
Download the Lesson Plan Jump to: Overview Objectives Activity Extensions/Adaptations Resources Standards OVERVIEW Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to grow appreciation and excitement for scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show Bill Nye the Science Guy is now advocating for the importance of science, research and […]
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 6-8th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Technology
A Conversation with My Black Son (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will hear from parents who have personally struggled with the burden of “The Conversation” and compare/contrast their stories and strategies for keeping their children safe.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies, U.S. History
Do Not Resist (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will hone research skills by learning to ask high-quality questions on the timely issue of police militarization on local communities.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Civics, Government, Law, U.S. History