Lesson 4: Finding an Issue of Interest

Lesson 4

Get Started - Finding An Issue of Interest

Finding Inspiration in a
Film and the Movement it 


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Envision themselves as change-makers who act to tell a story that they feel must be shared.
  • Understand interconnectedness between issues.

Students will view various film clips and identify issues they want to research further.
Guiding Questions:
  • What human rights issues am I compelled to learn more about?
  • Why do I feel compelled to learn about specific issues?
  • What compels me to take action and how can I tell an effective story?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Common Core State Standards:
Technology Required:
  1. Computers with internet access and projection capability
  2. Headphones for each student
Lessons design:
  • Explain to students how film is one medium that has an incredible power to touch us, transport us, and motivate us.

  • Watch the introduction to the Change Series.

  • After watching the introduction, explain that it — and the segments that follow — originated from the feature length documentary “Living on One”. During the film’s production, the filmmakers identified and highlighted several issues relating to extreme poverty: water, nutrition, disaster, employment, finance, and education. They developed the Change Series as a resource for students to learn more about those specific issues.

  • Instruct students to watch several of the Change Series episodes, using the following questions to take notes about each:What did you learn?
1. What did you learn?
2. What are you thinking?
3. What questions do you have?
  • Students come together in small groups to share and discuss their new learning and thinking.
Rock Your World is a program of Creative Visions
Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.
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