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A cinema verite record of a year in a multicultural residece hall at Stanford University provies insight into the freshman year experience. Freshman year. What could be more challenging, disorienting, exhilarating, depressing? Two award-winning filmmakers- one male, one female- returned to college with their cameras. They spent a year living…
Freedom Machines
Freedom Machines, a PBS Special, dramatically explores the concept of "disability" through the intimate stories of adults and children who are using modern technologies to change their lives. The film asks: if people have access to the tools that can help them be fully functioning citizens at home, at work…
Skin Deep
A multi-racial group of college students in a weekend racial sensitivity workshop discuss affirmative action, self-segregation, internalized racism and cultural identity. Skin Deep chronicles the eye-opening journey of a diverse and divided group of college students as they awkwardly but honestly confront each other's racial prejudices. Academy Award nominated filmmaker…
Shattering the Silences
Eight professors of color discuss the special pressures minority faculty face in majority white institutions. Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty offers everyone in higher education an unprecedented opportunity to see American campuses through the eyes of minority faculty. Across America campus diversity is under attack; affirmative action…
February One
Organization of American Historians Erik Barnouw Award Honorable Mention Recipient In one remarkable day, four college freshmen changed the course of American history. February One tells the inspiring story surrounding the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that revitalized the Civil Rights Movement and set an example of student militancy for…
Mooz-Lum
Mooz-lum is the story of a black family within the first large generation of Muslims born and raised in this country and the trials and tribulations faced while practicing Islamic faith in American Society. The story is told through the eyes of Tariq Mahdi, a young man born and raised…
Thoughtful Reading
Teachers of adolescent readers face many challenges. Some students are skilled at decoding text but have few strategies for understanding complex genres. Others have entered their teen years struggling to decode even the simplest books and articles. Through her highly successful book, I Read It but I Don't Get It,…
How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Michael Geisen, the 2008 National Teacher of the Year, has shown thousands of students how to achieve lasting success. And now, he can give your own student the same vital skills that will carry him or her through high school, college, and well into the challenges of adult life. Packed…
What's Race Got To Do With It? - Social Disparities and Student Success
Ten years after Skin Deep, campuses still struggle to attain diversity, create equity, close achievement gaps, and enhance student success for everyone. California Newsreel has produced this new tool to support your diversity goals. Despite 15 years of diversity programs and initiatives, many of our discussions about race remain mired…
Oyler: One School, One Year
Can a school save a community? OYLER profiles how a "community school" helped fuel a dramatic turnaround in one of Cincinnati's most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, part of a growing national movement to help poor children succeed by meeting their basic health, social, and nutritional needs at school. Before 2006, very few…
Article of the Week
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When Kelly Gallagher learned that his 9th grade students could not name the vice president of the United States, and when two seniors asked him in all seriousness, "Who is this guy, Al Qaeda?", Kelly was shocked into realising he needed to do something outside the standard curriculum to build…
Small Group Intervention
The ultimate test of a student's knowledge about words is the ability to transfer this information to reading and writing. A word study intervention must include opportunities for students to apply word-solving strategies to connected texts. Organized around 11 teaching episodes--including assessing word knowledge, modeling the word-solving process, providing guided…