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Film & Media

A free Student to World online course from Global Nomads Group

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Film & Media

Explore how filter bubbles shape our perceptions of the world, representation, and identity in social media, film, and journalism.

Film and Media provides youth with knowledge and skills to explore a career in this field. Youth will consider how stories are represented in the media, taking into account diversity in representation as well as the misrepresentation of people and communities. They will consider this career as it relates to social justice issues from identity in social media, film and journalism to how film crews can reduce their carbon footprint. Youth also learn about eco-production and green production. This curriculum highlights key topics for anyone who wants to produce, star in, write or consume media.

Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling to promote empathy and bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities. Read real, impactful, stories from youth participants around the world that reveal deep truths about global issues. Then youth can enhance the conversation by sharing their own stories with fellow Student to World users and participate in moderated live conversations.

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Who Should Register

Classroom teachers and school administrators.

Group leaders & mentors
Afterschool programs and groups, faith-based organizations, scouting, clubs, etc.

Independent learners
Individual youth participants


Teachers, Educators, & Leaders

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Text + Video Formats

Experience this content through your choice of learning paths.

Text-based course

Includes written text, images, videos, and multimedia.

Content is available in a growing selection of languages.

Video-based course

The same content, but explained through video conversations.

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Learning Modules

Module 1: Power The Invisible Strings

Youth understand the media’s ability to shape the way we think, and how it can contribute to bias. Understanding the importance of ‘filter bubbles’, and diverse representation, youth re-envision media to promote social justice.

Module 2: Popping The Bubble

Youth consider the digital divide between countries and engagement with diverse media sources. They explore misrepresentations and dive into the concepts of truth, accuracy, and algorithms.

Module 3: Everyday Shifting Shadows

Youth explore the environmental impact of the media industry, learning about the Green Production Guide, and eco-producers. They reflect on different types of reporting on issues such as climate change.

Module 4: Everyday Action

Youth read about the skills needed for a future in the film and media industry. They design goals in order to pursue a career in this field while attending to the importance of justice and sustainability.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider the power the media industry has on the individual.
  • Explore the ability the media has to shape the way we think.
  • Understand how the media contributes to bias.
  • Understand algorithms, filter bubbles, truth and accuracy within media.
  • Learn how representation matters.
  • Reflect on reducing the digital divide between counties.
  • Learn how to engage with diverse media sources.
  • Highlight misrepresentations in the media.
  • Learn about the importance of reporting.
  • Compare and contrast countries and their portrayal of certain topics.

Standards Alignments

The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)

Career Ready Practices

  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.


Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster (AR)

  • Describe the career opportunities and means to achieve those opportunities in each of the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Pathways


Journalism & Broadcasting Career Pathway (AR-JB)

  • Describe the diversity of functions within the Journalism & Broadcasting Career Pathway.
  • Demonstrate writing processes used in journalism and broadcasting.
  • Plan and deliver a media production (e.g., broadcast, video, Internet, mobile).


Performing Arts Career Pathway (AR-PRF)

  • Create stage, film, television or electronic media scripts in a variety of traditional and current formats.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


CASEL Social & Emotional Learning

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision Making


Asia Society Global Competencies

  • Investigate the world
  • Recognize perspectives
  • Communicate ideas
  • Take Action


21st Century Skills

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

Designed by Youth for Youth

Each Student to World course is a product of Global Nomads Group’s unique Content Creation Lab, a virtual internship program that brings together youth leaders from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these participants study, synthesize information, and create age-appropriate content for their peers.

Chief of Programs and Learning Sandra Stein, Ph.D., describes the Content Creation Lab process.

“Student to World is successful in building students’ global awareness, 21st Century Skill of communication & collaboration, action-orientation, and empathy.”

Cogent Evaluation, Program Evaluation (2020)

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Teachers, Educators, & Leaders

Create an account and invite students or youth participants.


If your teacher or group facilitator gave you a code.

Independent Learners

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