Turn learning into action. Now that your students have learned about these people, the places they’re from, and the issues that they face, here are tools to help make a difference. And the BYkids School Guides are standards-aligned for convenience.
Standards-Aligned School Guides
The BYkids School Guides are designed to help teachers expand students’ experience of the BYkids films from passive watching to active discussion and deeply personalized learning.
Included in the below School Guides (downloadable PDFs) is a standards alignment, questions to spur discussion, and to challenge students to think, reflect and gain insight.
School Guide for FAITH’S WORLD
School Guide for L’CHAIM
School Guide for BUDDHISM, BHUTAN AND ME
School Guide for AGAINST THE CURRENT
School Guide for WALK ON MY OWN
School Guide for OUT OF ALEPPO
School Guide for I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE
School Guide for MY BEAUTIFUL NICARAGUA
School Guide for POET AGAINST PREJUDICE
School Guide for DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED
School Guide for FIRE IN OUR HEARTS
School Guide for MY COUNTRY IS TIBET
School Guide for HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
These BYkids Take Action guides are blueprints to help teachers and students reflect and respond to the thematic questions brought up in each film.
Take Action for FAITH’S WORLD
Take Action for L’CHAIM
Take Action for BUDDHISM, BHUTAN AND ME
Take Action for AGAINST THE CURRENT
Take Action for WALK ON MY OWN
Take Action for OUT OF ALEPPO
Take Action for I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE
Take Action for MY BEAUTIFUL NICARAGUA
Take Action for POET AGAINST PREJUDICE
Take Action for DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED
Take Action for FIRE IN OUR HEARTS
Take Action for MY COUNTRY IS TIBET
Take Action for HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
Talk with Your Kids
Discussion starters and one Act on It activity for each of the 13 BYkids films. Share them with caregivers/parents or use them if you have limited time after any film to extend its impact.
Download the guide
PenPal Schools Online Course
Weekly online lessons in which students watch videos, read articles, and exchange perspectives with their PenPals.
PBS LearningMedia curriculum
Curriculum to accompany the Public Television series Films BYkids, for students grade 7-12.