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  1. Live Chat with Me Facing Life Filmmaker Dan Birman

    March 1, 2011

    Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story aired last night on Independent Lens and today, the filmmaker participates in a live chat with high-school students starting at 1PM PT. Live Chat with Dan Birman, Director of Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story This week, nearly 100 seniors at Impact Academy High School in Hayward, California screened the documentary Me Facing

  2. Free Lesson Plans Bring Context to Protests in Egypt

    January 31, 2011

     For educators and community organizers: check out our FREE lesson plans and video modules for the film We’re Watching You about three women in Egypt who form an online watchdog group to monitor the elections in 2005. This is a great way to teach about democracy, corruption, and the power of citizen journalism to effect social change. The

  3. Hey Teachers! You’ll Dig This

    May 13, 2010

    If you’re a teacher, we know times are tough. You are struggling to enrich your classroom, but beset on all sides by budget cuts, growing class sizes, and a dearth of basic supplies. Fear not – the new will help you find free (yes free) standards-based resources for your classroom that will engage and inform your students in new and innovative

  4. Community Classroom Offers Free Teaching Resources

    March 24, 2010

    Can you own a sound? That is the provocative question raised in a new resource from ITVS Community Classroom: four lesson plans and film modules for Copyright Criminals , an innovative and dynamic documentary that explores the origins of sampling culture in hip-hop music, copyright, creativity, and technological change. This curriculum is an

  5. Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference: ITVS Community Classroom Offers Free Materials

    March 12, 2010

    Last week, Annelise Wunderlich, ITVS’s national community engagement and education manager, attended the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference –– one of the biggest professional development conferences for educators in the country. Get her take on the event below.Recently, my colleague Chi Do, ITVS’s associate director of