This clip introduces Tresa Dunbar and Kerry Purcell, two public school principals. Tresa is starting her second year as principal at Henry H. Nash Elementary School, which prior to Dunbar had six principals over a five-year period. Kerry is shown in her sixth year at Harvard Park Elementary School. During her tenure as principal, test scores increased by approximately 45 percent in reading and 50 percent in math. This clip from the film is also associated with The Principal Story lesson plan. Return to lesson plan »
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.