US Curriculum Materials - What's Your 2040? US Curriculum Materials - What's Your 2040?

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About the Film: Learn, advocate and contribute.

The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators leading the way to a better future. In 2040, Damon speaks to change-makers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability.

2040 is a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, that will give your students hope for the future.

How to see the film

2040 has launched in UK, Irish, and US cinemas, and is now available for school screenings across these countries! You can purchase an educational license for 2040 for your school and share the film with your class by visiting the education shop

By purchasing an educational screening license of 2040, schools can use the film for several types of screenings such as; screenings in classrooms (both in-person and virtually), screenings with pupils and parents, and screenings for fundraising purposes. 

Encourage students to harness creativity and innovation, engaging with the world around them to develop positive, action driven solutions.

Cool Australia has partnered with 2040 to develop a set of 31 lessons to guide teachers and students through this innovative Australian documentary from Director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film).

The film covers topics such as:

  • marine permaculture
  • energy
  • agriculture
  • transport
  • and educating girls

Our units follow the narrative of the film encouraging students to discover information, identify and solve problems, students then make plans to take action.

All lessons contain exclusive clips from 2040 only available to teachers and students. 

Subject Specific Units of Work

Subject Specific Units of Work will challenge students to dig deep into the solutions presented in the film.

Exploring the Future of Energy, Food & Transport – Grades 5&6 – US

Explore Lesson

Social Action Lessons

Social Action Lessons will have students taking what they have learned in previous lessons and engaging others to join The Regeneration.


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