20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND JOURNEYS IN FILM HELP TEACHERS INSTILL THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
A LESSON PLAN EXAMINING THE TRUE EVENTS BEHIND THE ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED FILM, THE POST, IS NOW AVAILABLE TO CLASSROOMS NATIONWIDE CELEBRATING THE FILM’S BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL RELEASE IN TIME FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY MAY 3RD
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 2, 2018) – Journeys in Film, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating inspiring educational materials and classroom lesson plans based on popular films and documentaries, has partnered with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to create an eight-part curriculum guide based on the Academy Award-nominated film, THE POST.
THE POST, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, follows legendary publisher of The Washington Post Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) as they join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up brought to light in a series of leaked military documents dubbed the Pentagon Papers. The ensuing legal battle with the Nixon White House over the right to publish went all the way to the Supreme Court and set an important precedent for the fate of journalistic freedom in the United States.
The curriculum guide is made up of an eight-part lesson plan, designed for students in grades 6-12, examining the story behind this landmark event that continues to shape the way Americans view their government over 40 years later. Teachers can use the curriculum guide in conjunction with the film to create immersive programs for their students centered on journalistic principles and ethics, the important roll that the press play in a democratic society, the historical context of the Pentagon Papers and more.
THE POST Curriculum Guide is available as a free download from the Journeys in Film website. The film is available now on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
CURRICULUM GUIDE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: https://journeysinfilm.org/films/the-post/
ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film. TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions as well as all third party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD, Digital and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets and digital stores throughout the world.
ABOUT JOURNEYS IN FILM
Journeys in Film is a non-profit dedicated to advancing global understanding by harnessing the power of film to create educational programs that inspire learning and prepare the next generation for their future roles as knowledgeable, empathetic and culturally competent global citizens. Carefully chosen feature films and documentaries are combined with the highest quality standards-based curricula and teachers are trained on how to effectively teach with film through professional development workshops and online classes. Journeys in Film’s programs engage students in meaningful examinations of human rights, poverty and hunger, stereotyping, environmental issues, global health, refugee issues, and gender roles, all while meeting today’s educational standards.