HBO and Scholastic have partnered to provide educators with programming designed for students at all levels in the classroom. Included in this programming is the HBO Documentary film The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm, available for free on hbo.com/free-episodes, or with an HBO subscription on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm will be available on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, starting at 6 p.m. The documentary follows 10-year-old Elliott, as he converses with his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed on his arm. What unfolds is an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz and finding a new life in America.
Select HBO programming is available in classrooms across the country through its collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Throughout the 2018 academic year, 364,700 teachers and 290,475 students in grades 4 through 12 will have access to HBO programming, including documentary The Words That Built America and episodes of VICE, while Scholastic provides educators with companion curriculum that complement the documentaries and specials. This year-long collaboration aims to inspire students to engage in civic discourse.