Summer 2021 Olympic Games

The 2021 Summer Olympics are kicking off today! The Olympic Games will be taking place in Tokyo, Japan from Friday July 23rd to August 8th. History of the Olympic Games The history of the Olympic Games originally dates back to 3,000 years ago in ancient Greece. The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games […]

Independence Day

With Independence Day just around the corner, ClassHook wants to share about the significance of this national holiday! The traditional celebration of America’s independence includes parades, patriotic music, firework shows, concerts, bonfires, and barbeques! And of course, the most recognized symbol of this holiday is the American Flag alongside the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Today is Father’s Day! With the rise of the media’s presence in our everyday lives, our perception of family structures and what a “father” is has been influenced by TV, film, social media, etc. On behalf of ClassHook, we view today as a day to cherish and celebrate whoever you see as your father.  We […]

An Analysis of Disney Princesses: How Raya and the Last Dragon Shifts Towards a Feminist Perspective

The Disney Princess franchise never fails to dazzle its audience no matter the age. They’re timeless—until you look a little closer. While these films often lend to positive emotions built primarily on nostalgia,  they do present references to harmful gender stereotypes.  . These classic films function upon the narrative of women being obediently passive in […]

Social-Emotional Learning through Films

Did you know… That social-emotional learning (SEL) improves student behavior and affects their outcomes later in life? That students recognize and understand the same social and emotional themes in iconic scenes from their favorite films? What exactly IS Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)? SEL is “the process in which children and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, […]

How ClassHook Benefits Educators

What is ClassHook? ClassHook benefits educators as the ideal place where K-12 educators find videos and clips from television shows and films to incorporate into any lesson plan. Believe it or not, a wealth of knowledge can be found in television and film. Why Education Professionals Use ClassHook 5 Benefits ClassHook Offers Educators and their […]

Memorial Day: Remember to Not Forget

Memorial Day is more than just another holiday or an extra day off from school. It is a day for Americans to pay homage to servicemen and women because of their noble sacrifices that allow us to live with the freedoms we possess. We also honor and express gratitude to the veterans who served alongside […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day! While this special day is often flooded with heartfelt sentiments regarding traditional biological and female mothers, this does not mean that these are the only moms of the world. Globally, mothers are observed to be warm, loving, nurturing, and strong characters—who you see as a “mother” to you is your […]