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See the world through their eyes: inner-city L.A. kids performing Shakespeare plays with Ian McClellan and Michael York in The Hobart Shakespeareans; youngsters leaving the crime-ridden streets of Baltimore to attend a unique school in Kenya in The Boys of Baraka; and emotionally damaged children getting a second chance and gentle guidance in an unusual British school in Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go. Kids have stories to tell, and their voices are heard loud and clear on POV.

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The Storm Makers: Lesson Plan

An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.

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Web Junkie: Full Film

Web Junkie Feature Films

Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake."

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Web Junkie: Lesson Plan

This lesson uses Web Junkie as a springboard for a project-based research exercise, assigning students to investigate whether Internet addiction is a problem in their community.

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Tough Love: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students examine what "good parenting" is and who can make that call, with an emphasis on child welfare agencies that decide whether children can remain with their parents.

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15 to Life: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will practice writing, listening, discussion, and research skills as they examine policies around juvenile sentencing in the United States.

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Dance for Me: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will practice writing, listening and discussion skills as they follow two young competitive dancers on their journey to the European championship. Through their story, students will explore the benefits and sacrifices that come with making early career choices and examine the complexity that cultural differences add to their experience.

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Best Kept Secret: Lesson Plan

This lesson involves older students in a service learning project to create an activity or piece of media that helps younger students learn about autism and, where relevant, their classmates.

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