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Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1:Log In to SIMA Classroom by finding LOG IN in the menu OR at the bottom of each page at SIMACLASSROOM.COM

If you are unable to log in, or have any questions please contact us at

Step 2: Find the film library by clicking on the heading FILMS in the main menu or choose BROWSE FILMS on the Homepage.

Step 3: On the FILMS dropdown menu you can choose between Grid View and List View.

In Grid View you see a film image grid, and you can search by SDG, Study Area, Location, Keywords and Film length.

In List View you can see all the film titles listed alphabetically and find available languages and subtitles in addition.

Select the View you prefer to search for films and/or simply enter a desired term or keyword into the Search Feature on either page.

Step 4: Select a film and its title page will appear, including information about the film and the option to watch a trailer at the very top of each page (you will see a Play icon where available).

Step 5:  By selecting WATCH FILM on each film title page, you can watch the full film and access additional resources, such as teaching assets and filmmaker questionnaires to learn more about the film’s backstory.

Click on the Add to My Classroom button to save a Film or Lesson Plan for later. Your saved films and resources will automatically be added to MY CLASSROOM filed under TOOLS in the main menu.

Step 6: You can select [HD] for higher playback resolution options or [CC] to enable subtitles (where available).



Our COLLECTIONS are handpicked and carefully curated film playlists on a variety of global education themes. Created with and by educators they are paired with suggested Lesson Plans and include film selections for the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Youth Leadership, Tech for Good and more.

SIMA LESSON PLANS are designed to inspire global learning and civic skill-building in dynamic and interactive ways. In conjunction with SIMA Films, educators can employ these Lesson Plans and incorporate them into pre-existing curricula across multiple disciplines and class formats. Read our CASE STUDY, ’Seeding Impact – A Conversation with Educator Michelle Bernstein’ to learn more.

Feedback Forms

Our STUDENT FEEDBACK FORM is a great way to gauge the effectiveness of your lesson plans while encouraging students to reflect on their experience. Once they submit, we will share the results with you directly.

We can’t wait to hear about YOUR experience, too – please be sure to fill out our EDUCATOR FEEDBACK FORM. To track and facilitate program growth and development, these forms will be administered by SIMA at the end of every quarter.

Get Connected

Join the SIMA CLASSROOM COMMUNITY on Participate to share ideas for teaching with film.

You can also connect with us on Twitter @SIMACLASSROOM to start collaborating, connecting and exchanging resources with other SIMA Educators.

To connect with a filmmaker or featured organization, contact us to request an introduction.

Support & Troubleshooting

Have a question or challenge? We love to help.

Want to schedule individual or school-level support? We’re all yours!

Email us at

Additional Notes

During your subscription term, SIMA Classroom will grow. Titles will be added automatically and you will be notified via email of new additions. We will contact you quarterly to provide support and get feedback.

Thank you for joining the SIMA Classroom Community. We look forward to working with you, hearing from you and inspiring students far and wide.