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We provide first-class visual storytelling resources to education forums worldwide that empower learners to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills to become proactive contributors to a better world.

BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION

Access over 180 award-winning short documentaries and VR/360 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 global 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

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, Racial Justice, 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.

STUDENT FILM CLUB

Experience the power of bringing students in over 30 countries together to watch 2 monthly film picks and taking quizzes for a chance to win a virtual exchange with real-life experts and activists at the forefront of our monthly theme. “A perfect monthly lesson in times of distant learning” – Sandra Hubertz, Nurenberg Highschool

Aligned with USA’s Common Core standards and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum, SIMA Classroom is utilized in over 50 countries by libraries, colleges and high schools, professional development and distant learning programs, serving a broad range of study areas including: geography, english, social entrepreneurship, global studies, journalism, film and more.

BENEFITS

SIMA Classroom mirrors the UN’s definition of global citizenship education, which is focused on fostering respect for all, building a sense of belonging to a common humanity and helping learners become responsible and proactive citizens of this world.

“I am surprised at how much these stories have made me reflect on my own life and my own choices and how I can affect people living on the other side of the world”

R.Rothstein, Student

INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

Students using SIMA Classroom have shown the following characteristics:

  • Greater awareness of international issues
  • Greater self awareness and open mindedness
  • Heightened critical thinking abilities
  • Enhanced communication skills (multilingual, intercultural, nonverbal and verbal)
  • Increased openness to collaborate across cultures
  • Heightened attentiveness to diversity
  • Increased desire to seek out and challenge social injustices
  • Increased desire to proactively participate in civic action/ engagement

 

FAST TRACK TO GLOBAL COMPETENCE (as defined by Asia Society’s Center for Global Education)

Investigate the World

Globally competent students are aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works.

Recognize Perspectives

Globally competent students recognize that they have a particular perspective, and that others may or may not share it.

Communicate Ideas

Globally competent students can effectively communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with diverse audiences.

Take Action

Globally competent students have the skills and knowledge to not just learn about the world, but also to make a difference in the world.

FOSTER TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LITERACY 

SIMA Classroom gives you the building blocks to advance:

  • Digital Literacy – the ability to communicate with an ever- expanding community to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help
  • Global Literacy – the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective
  • Technology Literacy – the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance
  • Visual Literacy – the ability to understand and communicate through visual images
  • Information Literacy – the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information.

NURTURE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

At SIMA we have a saying: “Documentary is Fatal to Prejudice.” Our vision is a global society that nurtures the values of peace, respect and cross-cultural diversity. Our education systems are hard-pressed to lay the groundwork for this vision without quality teaching resources that are engaging, dynamic and align with how current and future generations are consuming information, namely through media and visual storytelling. Social impact documentary offers a unique opportunity to experience the world through personal narratives and local perspectives. It is the key to engaging young people in global social issues.

SUBSCRIBE

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES

SOCIAL IMPACT FILMS

Exclusive access to more than 180 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 developed in partnership with education experts and organizations.

PLAYLISTS

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

FILM CLUB

Access the monthly curation of 2 films on the same topic to kick off discussions. Watch with students from around the globe and compete for a chance to win a zoom call with an expert in the field.

LIVE FILMMAKER Q&As

Connect directly with each film’s creator to set up a virtual conversation with your classroom.

COMMUNITY

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

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