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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, […]

Black Futurism In Television

Black futurism is the concept of taking black culture and applying it to a medium where it can be taken to the future, ensuring Black identity’s place in tomorrow. This article is about the different television series that have reflected black futurism. A Different World A Different World is a TV show that aired on […]

Helping Educators Curb Profanity in Clips

In classrooms, many educators want to create fun and inclusive classroom environments by incorporating short videos into their lessons. On ClassHook there are thousands of entertaining clips curated to support critical thinking for students to build the connections between academics and real life.  As an uncontrollable variable to movies and shows that are rated PG-13 […]

Top 5 Clips for Social-Emotional Learning

Emotions can be hard to express in words. In fact, we spend our whole lives struggling to reconcile the gap. For a parent or instructor, this can make teaching about social-emotional issues doubly difficult. Engaging videos that provide examples of these different principles can be invaluable tools in showing, rather than telling. 1. Self Awareness: […]