Teaming up with HBO to bring your classroom some great new resources!

Scholastic  //  May 17, 2018

Teaming up with HBO to bring your classroom some great new resources!

Calling all teachers and librarians: new resources from our collaboration with HBO are now available, and they’re perfect for your year-end activities.

Together, HBO and Scholastic are providing classrooms free access to HBO’s groundbreaking series, films, and documentaries, along with accompanying lessons and activities from Scholastic. 

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Educators can access these new materials in two places: Through the “Moments in Focus” website as well as at the “HBO in Classrooms” site.

The line-up for the 2017-18 school year aims to build critical thinking and inspire discourse among elementary and high school students as they view and assess dynamic and current video content. Here’s what you can access:

  • The Words That Built America: An unabridged reading of America’s founding documents, with social studies/language arts lessons and activities for grades 6-9.
  • Vice documentaries: Four video segments that highlight environmental issues like climate change and global warming, along with a science/language arts lesson and activity that encourages students to use critical thinking to brainstorm solutions.
  • King in the Wilderness: A new documentary that chronicles the challenges faced by Martin Luther King Jr. in the last months of his life, which will include an accompanying social studies lesson and viewing activity for grades 9-12. (Coming mid-May 2018)
  • Fahrenheit 451: A new film adaptation of the classic dystopian novel that portrays a futuristic society which burns books as a way to suppress thought and maintain order. Will  include a language arts lesson and activity for grades 9-12 as well as  tie-ins to the original work by Ray Bradbury. (Coming late May 2018)

Close out your school year with these inspiring, informative resources from HBO and Scholastic! Find out more at Moments in Focus and HBO in Classrooms.