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.
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
Tribal Justice (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will examine the tribal justice model used in the Yurok tribal court and its impact on defendant Taos Proctor.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 6-8th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies
Last Men in Aleppo (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will learn about the history and current status of the war in Syria, reflect on the human cost of war and consider the strengths and weaknesses of different types of news or information sources and understand why checking diverse sources is important.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 6-8th Grade, 9-10th Grade
Subjects: Current Events, Media Literacy, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Memories of a Penitent Heart (About the Film)
In this lesson, students will explore how we learn about the past and the many factors that can influence — and at times distort — our understanding of history.
Grade Levels: 11-12th Grade, 9-10th Grade, College/Adult
Subjects: History, Media Literacy, Social Studies
My Love, Don't Cross That River (About the Film)
This lesson, students will compare traditions, beliefs and rituals across cultures and generations and reflect on their own attitudes toward aging and death.
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Cameraperson (About the Film)
In this lesson plan, students will discuss the complex issues of whether and why those who take pictures (or video) of others need to obtain the consent of their subjects.
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Subjects: Language Arts, Media Literacy