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LESSON PLANS

SIMA Lesson Plans inspire global learning and civic skill-building in dynamic and interactive ways. In conjunction with SIMA Films, educators can utilize them as examples, stand-alone workshops or incorporate them into pre-existing curricula across multiple disciplines and class formats.

Designed in collaboration with leaders in the non-profit, civic engagement and education fields, all our lesson plans align with:

Global Competency Framework, US Common Core Standards, and the International Baccalaureate® (IB) 

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  • The Investor
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    Microfinance is any smaller-than-average loan made to people who would otherwise not have access to capital. Students will have an opportunity to understand and experience the impact of microfinance through film and practical activities.
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  • The SDGs Ambassador: 2030 Challenge
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    Students learn about SDGs, get inspired and advocate for a global challenge they care about by creating a screening campaign and discussion in their classroom or school.
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  • The VR Creator: My World 360º
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    Students will learn to capture 360° media, a new format that captures the world in every direction at once — up, down, and all around. It’s an incredible, immersive experience, as if you were dropped into someone else’s shoes.
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  • Unplastify: The Challenge
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    Students will explore the complex issues of stereotyping, discrimination and diversity and take action by creating a collaborative photo-montage project.
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  • The Artist
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    Students will learn the power of visual storytelling by exercising their artistic skills through creative expression, igniting critical consciousness.
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  • The Anthropologist
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    A study in digital ethnography. Students will immerse themselves in a chosen culture from one of the “indigenous” SIMA Films and share it with their classmates.
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  • The Entrepreneur
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    Social enterprise and the modern entrepreneur. Students will learn different types of social business models and how to create basic business concepts and company mission statements.
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  • The Negotiator
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    Theater isn’t only for actors. Students will learn democratic, evaluative, public speaking and negotiation skills through the power of in-class simulation.
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  • The Virtual Exchange
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    Virtual Exchange. Students engage in collaborative activities that enhance their educational and cross-cultural experience in real-time.
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  • The Media Producer
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    Digital marketing and effective outreach – every social issue’s suit of armor. Students will learn essential public relations skills, grassroots outreach and digital advocacy in regards to environmental issues facing our societies.
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  • The Researcher
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    A critical eye and attention to detail– essential tools to navigating any industry. Students will profile an organization and present their findings to their peers.
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  • The Journalist
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    A classroom newsroom. Learn the basics of editorial writing; including how to write and present an editorial pitch and how to package them into ‘argument and persuasion’, ‘information and interpretation’, ‘tribute, appreciation or commendation’, and ‘entertainment: satirical treatment of a serious subject’. Coffee not included.
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  • The Philosopher
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    It’s no surprise that the best communicators are often times the best at debate. With this engagement model, students will learn essential skills like evaluation, reason, critical thinking and how to properly form and argument around a social issue.
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  • The Advocate
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    An impact campaign starts with one thing: inspiration. Here, students will watch a lineup of SIMA films (curated by the educator) and then create and execute an impact advocacy campaign within their schools/communities.
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