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Moments in Focus

Video-Based Classroom Resources

Inspired by HBO’s groundbreaking series, films, and documentaries, the Moments in Focus
program offers dynamic and current video content and lessons to build critical
thinking and inspire discourse in middle and high school students.

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Icebox A look at today’s immigration system

Social Studies | Grades 10–12

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In this lesson and film, which tells the story of a young Honduran refugee who flees to the United States for asylum, students will get a look at the immigration system within the historical perspective of U.S. immigration laws and policies. (Classroom caution advised.)

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Fahrenheit 451 A new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel

ELA | Grades 9–12

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This film portrays a dystopian society in which the media is an opiate, history is rewritten, and “firemen” burn books. The accompanying lesson and activity helps students understand themes of censorship and suppression of truth. (Classroom caution advised.)

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King in the Wilderness The final years of Martin Luther King Jr.

SOCIAL STUDIES | Grades 9–12

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In this documentary, students will study the pressures and struggles that Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement faced in the last years of Dr. King’s life.

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VICE Documentaries Featuring four different environment-themed episodes

Science / ELA | Grades 6–12

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Students learn about critical environmental issues with these immersive documentary segments: “Greenland Is Melting,” “Plastic Oceans,” “When the Earth Melts,” and “Future of Energy.”

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The Number on Great Grandpa's Arm

This new documentary features a conversation between a boy and his great-grandfather, introducing Holocaust history to a new generation.

SOCIAL STUDIES /
ELA

Grades 3–5 Lesson Grades 6–8 LessonLessons courtesy of
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Words That Built America

An unabridged reading of the authentic words of America’s founding documents

SOCIAL STUDIES / ELA | Grades 6–9

Hear American actors, media figures, government officials, former presidents, and even students give unabridged readings of our founding documents.

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These lessons explore the founding documents by examining their words, historical contexts, and the people involved in their development.

LESSONS

Students will apply critical thinking to consider how the Constitution is relevant today.

STUDENT ACTIVITY

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