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 Voted the Best Website for Teaching and […]

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 […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! With the COVID-19 pandemic changing every aspect of our lives, we’ve been forced to adapt and overcome these unique challenges. One of the most pressing issues faced is the rapid redesigning of the educational experience. And while nobody was prepared for the extent of new measures necessary to continue schooling, one […]

Prohibition in the United States

The Eighteen Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is significant for two reasons: it banned the sale, manufacture, and transport of alcohol in the United States, and it was the only amendment to ever be repealed. That’s right, only 13 years after it went into effect in 1920, it was repealed by the […]

Why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This week, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, many classrooms will be going over the basics: wear green, decorate the room with Shamrocks, and maybe a mention of corned beef and cabbage. But what if you wanted to go beyond the basics this year? Maybe you wanted to teach about the origins of the holiday? […]