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WHAT WE DO

Welcome to your film portal to the front lines of today’s global issues.

SIMA Classroom gives you access to over 150 award-winning short documentaries and VR experiences, bonus features and lesson plans that bring global human rights issues, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), social innovations and entrepreneurship to life. This diverse and expansive “Netflix of social impact education” offers an unprecedented collection of contemporary current-affairs media that give students a first-person insight into the pulse, the people, and the movements behind today’s global issues, taking them from empathy and critical thinking to action.

Curated from over 140 countries around the globe, and selected from the finalists and winners of the annual international Social Impact Media Awards, SIMA Classroom films are the gold standard of social-issue cinematic storytelling.  

“SIMA helped inspire my students to become responsible, global citizens who are now motivated to get involved.”

-Michelle Bernstein, Faculty and Chair of the Film and Digital Media Department, New Roads

SIMA Classroom is utilized in a range of formal and informal learning spaces, including libraries; colleges and high schools; and as curriculum assets for a broad range of study areas, including: social entrepreneurship, global studies, journalism, geography, english, film and more.

Learn more about the STUDENT BENEFITS of using SIMA Classroom and how it aligns to Global Competencies (as defined by the Asia Society’s Center for Global Education), USA’s Common Core standards and the UN’s definition of Global Citizenship Education.

Playlists and Lesson Plans amplify the impact of our films beyond classroom walls.

PLAYLISTS

Explore curated film collections to kick-off discussions on a range of global education themes, such as the  United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality, Immigration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and more cross-cutting topics.

LESSON PLANS

Inspire global learning and civic skill-building in dynamic and interactive ways with participatory teaching resources, created in partnership with experts and global education leaders.

SUBSCRIBE

SIMA Classroom is available to all teachers, schools, colleges, foundations, and libraries in both formal and informal education spaces around the globe.

WHAT DO I GET WHEN I SUBSCRIBE?

  • SOCIAL IMPACT FILMS

Exclusive access to more than 160 award-winning short documentaries, VR experiences and bonus features including: Filmmaker Q&As, Resource Links and Discussion Guides. During your subscription term SIMA Classroom will grow. Titles will be added automatically and you will be notified of new additions.

  • LESSON PLANS

Participatory, project-based lesson plans that transform the ideas and innovations inspired by films into action-based skill-building activities.

  • PLAYLISTS

Ready-made film selections that bring together lesson plans and films on numerous global education themes.

  • CUSTOMIZED CONNECTIONS

Are you interested in connecting your class with a filmmaker or a featured organizattion? Request an introduction.

  • COMMUNITY

Invitation to join the SIMA Classroom Global Educators Community, to share notes, resources, best practices and collaborate with other educators utilizing SIMA films.

HOW DO I GET ACCESS?

CHOOSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLAN

  • Access for 1 User | $8 per month | 1 year $90
  • Access for 10 Users | 1 year $799.00 | 3 years $2,160
  • Access for 150 Users | 1 year $2,499 | 3 years $6,750
  • Unlimited institution Access | 1 Year $6,899 | Contact us for custom plans
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