Teachers can receive a free DVD copy of the movie “12 Years A Slave,” a book and more, and it’s very simple to register for it online.

Here’s what you get:

*FREE Educator’s Toolkit Includes:

Full Length DVD copy of the movie (edited version, parental approval suggested)
Copy of the Penguin Paperback Book
Printed study guide
Letter from director Steve McQueen

I’m not sure how realistic, practice or wise — on many levels — it would be to show the entire film, but clips could be very powerful. And the book could be a high-interest one for students.