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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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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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Give Up Tomorrow: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will investigate how press coverage of criminal trials has the potential to influence public opinion and the rights of the accused. Using a video case study of a trial in the Philippines, the class will first discuss how a man was characterized in the media following his arrest, and then analyze the coverage of the trial and verdict.

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Up Heartbreak Hill: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will analyze a current issue that Native Americans face (college completion) and will consider factors that might contribute to their own decisions either to enter or to complete college.

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Up Heartbreak Hill: Trailer

Up Heartbreak Hill Trailer

Up Heartbreak Hill follows two Native teens torn between the lure of opportunities outside their remote reservation community and the cultural ties that bind them to home.

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Photos from 'Up Heartbreak Hill'

Photos from 'Up Heartbreak Hill'

Up Heartbreak Hill follows two Native teens torn between the lure of opportunities outside their remote reservation community and the cultural ties that bind them to home. Flip through a slideshow of photos from the film.

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