School Resources

The Mask You Live In curriculum helps students from kindergarten through university develop social and emotional learning (SEL) and critically examine gender roles. To date, we have distributed nearly 1,000 copies worldwide.


The Mask You Live In curriculum features film content and lessons tailored for K-2nd, 3-5th, 6-8th, high school, and university audiences. Additionally, secondary and post-secondary educators can incorporate the entire documentary into courses such as English, health, political science, sociology, communications, or gender studies.

Released in 2015, The Mask You Live In curriculum helps students:

  • Examine concepts of media literacy and gender socialization, learning how media shapes our culture
  • Critique representations of masculinity and begin to make positive gender representation
  • Examine how healthy self-concepts can result in healthier interpersonal relationships


Imagine using videos like this one to inspire social emotional learning among your students! Our curriculum has everything you need to get started. We’ve paired each short video with easy to implement lessons. Our lessons are perfect for both in-school and out-of-school settings. Learn more by downloading our overview or order today!


Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to helping young people reach their full potential. We are extremely grateful to you and are excited to work alongside you to help create learning experiences where young people’s voices are empowered to create a healthier culture and world.

We are excited to receive your feedback to learn how the curriculum impacted your students. Please complete the brief online educator survey below so that we can learn from your experiences with The Mask You Live In. Your survey responses will help us improve the curriculum and learn how you are supplementing the materials with your own.


I was amazed at how quickly teenage boys wee able to open up after viewing the video clips.Coordinator of Juvenile Detention Center

This was a great movie with a lot packed into it. We really appreciate the youth version. . .[Youth] really resonated with the stuff about video games as well as toys and the girls are just as engaged as the boys thank you for making such a great movie.Middle School Teacher

Our players were looking for something in their personal lives to help them navigate the tough waters of being a college student. With programs like watching and discussing The Mask We Live In, we have been able to open up dialogue on the subject of what is the best practice for treating people, especially women the right way.Isaac Collins, Head Football Coach – Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA)


We at The Representation Project are committed to bringing our resources to every community. If 50% or more of students at your school qualify for free or reduced-fee lunch and you do not have the budget to purchase our curricula, please fill out the form below. We will try to match you with a donor who is interested in underwriting our programs.





    By submitting this request, you certify that:

    1. 50% or more of students at your school qualify for free or reduced-fee lunch
    2. Your school agrees to screen one of The Representation Project's films in the upcoming academic year
    3. You agree to complete a survey, providing The Representation Project feedback on how your school is using the film(s)


Please note that a license is needed to show the film anywhere outside of a private home. We have a couple of different licensing options for schools and nonprofits that provide screening rights in perpetuity on the campus for which they were purchased. For more information about licensing, please see our Educational License page.