Lesson 7: Finding an Issue of Interest

Lesson 7

Get Started - Finding An Issue of Interest

Searching for your Spark: What Inspires you to Action? The Power of Film to Inspire Action


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify human rights, with a focus on children’s rights, they will learn more about through independent research.

In preparation for the development of their own PSAs, 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?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Lessons design:
  • Explain to students how film is one medium that has an incredible power to touch us, transport us, and motivate us.

  • Show a pre-selected clip. Model a written response to the clip including collected information, thoughts, feelings, and questions.

  • Show pre-selected clips that will expose students to a variety of issues – pausing after each clip to provide students with time to jot down some thoughts/observations about the clip, and how it impacts them.

  • By the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify at least two topics they are interested in learning more about.

  • Consider using the lists generated by students on the first day to find films/PSAs based on student interest.
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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