July 27, 2017

Tools to Engage your Students!

It’s finally here! We’re excited and honored to offer a full 98-page common core standard curriculum to accompany our film Salam Neighbor, continuing our partnership with 1001 MEDIA on this project.

The curriculum, which provides at least 20 hours of classroom and/or homework materials, comes complete with proven empathy building exercises, cutting-edge resources, and a wide range of opportunities to help your students make a difference. Our curriculum is targeted at grades 7-12 and is best used for global studies, humanities, foreign policy, current events, world history, and other social studies courses. Check out a preview of our curriculum here and get it now! Licenses for school-wide use are also available.

When we saw the reaction to Salam Neighbor at the more than 300 school screenings across the world, it was clear what we had to do next. We needed to inspire and empower these students, because they hold the power to shift the world from apathy to action around global crises.

The film serves as a starting point — a spark to engage your students. The curriculum allows you to delve deeper into this crisis, break down fear towards refugees, and empower your students with the tools they need to actively create change.

We developed the curriculum with Harvard-educated teacher, Jill Stevens, with support from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Teacher Fellowship, and we can’t thank them enough!

For even more educational resources around Syria, check out our documentary Salam Neighbor, our virtual reality film, our action toolkit, and our interactive website with Google, Searching for Syria. For more on our film, see the film’s Wikipedia article.

For more educational content around issues of extreme poverty, check out our feature filmLiving on One Dollarour short film Rosa-These Stormsand our 8-part education series, The Change Series.

For the most hands-on educational experience, you can bring us to speak at your school in person or via Skype! Pricing is flexible. Look on our speaker site, or email Team@LivingonOne.org if you’re interested in learning more.

Lastly, if you like what we’re up to, please send this blog along to a teacher who might be interested! Our work isn’t possible with you, and we can’t thank you enough!

Chris, Zach, Mohab, and Salam