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Sub Plan? Just Press “Play”

Always on the prowl for fresh resources to help students build their critical thinking skills, I came across a gem of a new documentary, uploaded to YouTube and Hulu earlier this month. Billions in Change is a 43-minute profile of 5-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava and his decision to spend 99 percent of his $4 billion empire working to solve the globe’s energy, water, and health problems.

The slick video is highly engaging and will appeal to our teens, leaving me to think it’ll be a great selection for my next sub day or the next time I just need a calm day to get some assignments graded. (Keepin’ it real, y’all.)

Here’s the film:

The documentary suits not only our English classes, but also is a good fit for science and business departments. Feel free to copy the link and create your own questions or grab the super-affordable set I built. My five-page set includes sub instructions, a two-page student handout, and a two-page answer key to make grading easy and/or help teachers lead a class discussion. Hope you like it.

Teach on, everyone!

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