Educators Blog

Online Workshop:  Using Media For Social Justice

Scenarios USA By Scenarios USA, February 23, 2015

In an unprecedented partnership between two educational organizations that believe student led classrooms are crucial in actively engaging students using a social-emotional learning approach, Bank Street College of Education and Scenarios USA have collaborated to present a four week online workshop titled: Using Media for Social Justice. Beginning February 24-March 20, 2015, this workshop will feature Scenarios USA films, curricula, activities, and utilize Bank Street’s world renowned online learning environment for a dynamic course for educators!

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Scenarios Travels: Greetings from NOLA

Bianca Laureano By Bianca Laureano, February 17, 2015

Greetings from New Orleans, LA! It’s Mardi Gras and the city is alive and celebrating as it has been since January 6, the Epiphany. Mardi Gras celebrations are rooted in cultural and religious traditions. Growing up in an immigrant Puerto Rican home, celebrations of the Epiphany were more important to us than Christmas (plus my mom was born on January 6–our family had much to celebrate!), which is just one reason New Orleans feels like home during this time.

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Curriculum Corner

Scenarios USA By Scenarios USA, September 10, 2014


We hope that you’ve had both an exciting and relaxing summer thus far, and that you’re entering the new school year energized. We’ve spent our summer at Scenarios hosting youth from New York, Cleveland and Chicago at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus for our 2014 Youth Advocacy and Leadership Institute, and preparing for three new films.

Read on for more information on what we have been up to and how you can get your students ready to start the new year with their community in mind.

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Final Projects!

Stephanie Wahome-Lassiter By Stephanie Wahome-Lassiter, May 19, 2014

Scenarios USA Final Projects

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Over the last several years, many teachers have presented final project opportunities for their students to further magnify their voices through the Scenarios USA curriculum. Check out a few of the final projects that teachers have made available for their students:

● “I Am” Poems.

Inspired by the “What’s the REAL DEAL about Masculinity” curriculum, students created Powerpoint presentations highlighting their interests,

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Using Speechless in the Classroom

Scenarios USA By Scenarios USA, March 27, 2014

speechless As you may know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We thought we’d kick this month off by providing some additional resources for screening the REAL DEAL film Speechless, the story of a high school boy who is a survivor of sexual assault. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will have an unwanted sexual experience before the age of 18.

Educators across the country have told us that Speechless and Lessons 12 and 13 from the “What’s the REAL DEAL About Place and Power?” curriculum were an inspiration for their students and led to active and important class discussions.

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