Films with Teaching Idea

These films include teaching ideas and student activities. See each resource’s description for more information.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Film. Directed by Phillip Noyce. 2002. 79 minutes. In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.
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Gasland

Film. Directed by Josh Fox. 2010. 107 minutes. When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he crosses the country and uncovers a trail of contamination.
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Regret to Inform

Film. By Barbara Sonneborn. 1998. 72 minutes. Teaching Guide by Bill Bigelow. Chapter from A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. A profound documentary on the impact of war, with a teaching guide and the chapter of A People's History of the United States on the Vietnam War, "Impossible Victory."
Teaching Activity by Bill Bigelow
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Viva La Causa

Film. Bill Brummel Productions. 2008. 39 minutes. A documentary film and teaching guide on the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s.
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