Thank You For The Rain

In the classroom

HOST A SCREENING

With its powerful and personal story, Thank You For The Rain (87 min, 2017) helps students around the world better understand the issue of climate change and climate justice. 

Meet key curriculum targets while using the award-winning film and resources to engage students in topics like sustainable development, climate change, politics and human rights. 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Thank You For The Rain addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation. Dig deeper with one our free lesson plans customised to curriculum in the UK, US, Canada, Norway and Kenya. All together the resources cover more than ten school subjects suitable for both middle and high school. Download the resources and add a film screening license below.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 



CANADA

Free educational recourses for high school by HotDocs.

Covering curriculum in English, media, politics, equity studies, economy, geography and science.


UNITED STATES

Free educational toolkit for high school soon to be launched by Blueshift Education. 

Blueshift is a Doc Academy partner and will be offering a similar package as described for the UK. Sign up for a pilot version on their website.


KENYA

Educational toolkits by Doc Academy and Docubox to be announced. The film has already been screened to more than 10.000 students in Kenya.

UNITED KINGDOM

Free educational toolkit for English Language (KS4 and KS3) and Geography (KS3 and KS5) by Doc Academy.

Doc Academy is a non-profit platform already used by 1400 schools in the UK. All resources are written and approved by teachers. The toolkit includes 10 free clips from the film - you can choose to add a full film screening. 


NORWAY

Free educational toolkits at our Norwegian schools page.

Choose between three different toolkits for middle and high school by FN-sambandet, Raftostiftelsen and Spire. 


GET THE FILM

Host a school screening of Thank You For The Rain by purchasing a screening licence (200€) through the link below - we will send you a digital version of the film. If you have any questions or want to see the film beforehand, please contact us.


You can also add a personal and unique Q&A with the filmmaker or Kisilu himself - over Skype or in person! Contact us to inquire.

"The resources for Thank You For The Rain were excellent and certainly amongst the best I’ve used that are freely available" - Geography teacher
‘It’s a rare sight seeing over a hundred 13 year olds sitting quietly while watching a documentary of this kind. The film touched everyone!’ - Teacher
“We knew that the film was relevant to the curriculum, but it was first after watching it that we realised just how well it fit“ - Teacher

The story

Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage.

Read more about the film here.

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