We found 76 reviewed resources for social issues documentary
Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and ResearchLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Middle schoolers aren't too young to feel strongly about politics, social issues, consumer rights, or environmental problems. Demonstrate the first steps toward social change with a project about action-oriented writing. Eighth graders...
Students’ Response to 9/11—A Documentary ReportLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians research the devastating attacks of 9/11 and use that information to script their own documentaries. The follow-up activity includes recording the documentary and conducting classmate interviews,
Exploring the Heroes of Social Justice MovementsLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Learners explore social justice, the civil rights movement, and everyday heroes. They view video clips, learn about James Armstrong: The Barber of Birmingham, and create their own hero wall. They present their walls to the class and...
To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural ContextLesson Planet
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
“He Named Me Malala”: Understanding Student Activism Through FilmLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Malala Yousafzai has become the face of social activism. After watching He Named Me Malala and short student-made films about what young people can do to become instruments of change, class members reflect on what it means to be an...
Read, Watch, Write for Pathos, Logos and EthosLesson Planet
9th CCSS: Adaptable
Encourage your young citizens to make a difference. Using Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America as a starting point, class members watch documentaries, investigate issues, and then write letters to...
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural ContextLesson Planet
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
Video Games and Social ControlLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can technology can be addictive? After viewing a short video called "Play," class members consider this questions, gather data on types and amount of time people spend on various technology, and draw conclusions from the information...
Picturing a Story: Photo Essay About a Community, Event, or IssueLesson Planet
7th - Higher Ed
Students research Dorothea Lange's documentary projects and create their own photo essay about a subject. In this photo essay lesson, students analyze examples of social-documentary photographs of Lange. Students define a social...
Factors in a Successful College ExperienceLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider...
Cache: Lesson Plan 1 - Grades 9-12Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Archaeologists have discovered a cache of Native American relics. They want to preserve these relics by removing them from the rapidly eroding site to a lab where they can be studied. Native American traditions demand that the items be...
Against All Odds: The African American Founding of Princeville, NCLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans, is the focus of a 31-page packet that not only traces the history of the town, but also examines the challenges that city has faced over...
The First American Party System: A Documentary Timeline of Important Events (1787-1800)Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct research on the events of the end of the 18th century in order to identify critical factors leading to the development of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican political parties. They summarize the key positions...
Docs for School: Viewing and Teaching GuideLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Teaching documentary in your class? Inform your instruction with a guide meant to support teachers as they begin with documentary. The resource includes information on what a documentary is as well as documentary modes, elements, and...
Minnesota v. White: Exploring a Judicial Candidate’s First Amendment RightsLesson Planet
10th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
After watching a documentary on the Supreme Court case Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, class members research how the First Amendment and free speech issues influence judicial elections and then conduct a mock judicial election.
Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. DonnellyLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and...
Fast Food and Daily Nutrition ChoicesLesson Planet
8th - 10th
Learners explore food. In this nutrition lesson, students investigate multiple facets of healthy eating and how the fast food industry impacts our society. They will participate in class discussions, read from their text-book, and watch...
That's Absurd! Understanding the Use of SatireLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Based around the documentary Battlestar Galactica: Propaganda and War, this plan asks learners to create a satirical piece. After a discussion about satire, the class views the documentary and then splits off into pairs to complete the...