Study Guides & Sample Curriculum.

*Curriculum guides not featured: The Crash Reel (HBO films), Power of Words (The Mandela Foundation with Tribeca Film Institute), Wolfpack (Tribeca Film Institute), Time Is Illmatic (Tribeca Film Institute)


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A Band Called Death / For Tribeca Film Institute

A Band Called Death tells the story of the Hackney brothers and how the discovery of their long-lost proto-punk demo tape led to their band's newfound popularity. This study guide was created for Tribeca Film Institute, and supports educators, administrators, parents, students, or just someone who wants to learn more about media literacy, to discuss the themes in the film. Modules include: 

1. Debunking Cultural and Societal Norms
2. Exploring Our Unique Identities and Personal Convictions
3. Defining Strong Relationships
4. Legacy: Past, Present and Futur


Monica & David / For Tribeca Film Institute

Monica & David explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. This study guide was created for Tribeca Film Institute, and supports educators, administrators, parents, students, or just someone who wants to learn more about media literacy, to discuss the themes in the film. Modules include: 

1. Understanding the History of Disability Advocacy
2. The Quest for Normality and Basic Human Rights
3. Questioning Assumptions and Confronting Fear of Difference
4. The Right to Love


Finding A Place To Stand

This study guide aims to support educators in community centers, school-based programs and spaces of incarceration to facilitate critical dialogues and creative engagement with concepts presented in A Place to Stand, a film about formerly incarcerated poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. Modules include: 

1. What Is Freedom?
2. Nature vs Nurture & Human Choice
3. Survival, Connection & Personal Transformation
4. Prison in America
5. Uncovering Passion and Purpose


The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz 

After living nearly his entire life in New York City with false documents, burgeoning Finance professional Camilo Sanz receives a notice of deportation... This study guide aims to support educators in community centers, school-based programs and colleges to discuss the impact of immigration laws through narrative film. Modules include: 

1. The Characterization of Undocumentation
2. Part A: Learn About Immigration Policy
3. Part B: Respond Creatively
4. Part C: Advocate Through Action


(Re)Igniting the Spark

This free workbook helps arts educators to reconnect to their work both inside and outside the classroom, and find the seams where their artistry and teaching mutually feed one another.

1. The Importance Of Dreaming
2. Getting Clear on the Why
3. Sparking: Mapping & Translating
4. Declaring Yourself an Artist
5. Horizontal Teaching & Collaborative Learning
6. Imaginative Lesson Planning


Well&Often Lesson Plans.

The Well&Often Reader was a short-lived but vibrant literary magazine co-founded by Tishon Woolcock and Caits Meissner. A special part of the journal was the spotlight on education. Each issue’s pieces were used as the foundation of lesson plans, aimed at bringing current topics into the classroom with fresh, relevant literature. The lesson plans are archived here and span a breadth of topics.


Other Published Lesson Plans.  

Facing Stereotypes Through Graffiti, Teaching For Tolerance
Taking Ownership of Our Stories, Video & Poetry Lesson Plan for Tricycle Buddhist Magazine