Educator Toolkit

Explore the Educator Toolkit for free Community Classroom resources that support activities for high school and community colleges, NGOs, and youth organizations. For more information, download the Community Classroom Overview (PDF, 868K).


To view a selection of available modules and lesson plans on global women’s issues, please explore our Educators section through the lens of Women’s Studies.

The Graduates Youth Action Guide
This set of resources is designed to inspire youth leaders to educate, collaborate, and co-create with their peers, their parents, and their communities. Together, they can confront the challenges faced by Latino students and explore organizing strategies that can make a difference. Whether schools are predominantly Latino or not, addressing how to improve academic outcomes for Latino youth will strengthen the entire community and the social and economic future of the nation.

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Women and Girls Lead, Volume 1: Global Leaders
This curricula collection features film modules from three award-winning documentaries from the PBS series Independent Lens: Pushing the Elephant, Bhutto and Waste Land. These films bring to life personal stories ranging from gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Benazir Bhutto’s remarkable rise as the leader of Pakistan, to the transformative power of art for Brazilian women living in the world’s largest landfill.

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Women and Girls Lead, Volume 2: African American Women Lead
Developed in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute, this collection features three films about extraordinary African American women leaders: Daisy Bates from Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock, Ameena Matthews from The Interrupters, and Angela Davis from The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975.

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Women and Girls Lead, Volume 3: Women, Girls, and the Criminal Justice System
This unique resource features content from three award-winning documentaries about the impact of mass incarceration on the lives of women and girls in the United States: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, Girls on the Wall, and Troop 1500.

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Women’s Empowerment Classroom Collection
Examine key social and political issues impacting women through curriculum from the four acclaimed documentaries: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, Waiting for the Revolution, We’re Watching You, and Shadya. Watch stories ranging from an indigenous Bolivian leader fighting for labor rights, to a young Israeli-Arab karate champion with feminist ideas; from three Egyptian women working for fair elections to a Kenyan woman leading a nationwide environmental movement.

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Nobel Laureates
The inspiring stories of three recent female Nobel Laureates are part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign. In addition to three films about their groundbreaking peace work, ITVS has produced a number of resources for educators that feature President Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and 2004 Novel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai. Our resources include lesson plans, discussion guides, and film modules.

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Film Discussion Guides

Film discussion guides are available for select Women and Girls Lead films. They can be used in classroom, workshop, or screening event settings.