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This Is Why I Cry- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about an 8th grade project that imagines the life of a slave in a fictional but historically accurate piece with a strong voice. 

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Get Your Blues On- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on 4th graders studying The Great Migration through the Blues, joining history with poetry, music, and visual arts. 

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Ampersand- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 11th graders publishing a high quality book of essays about their community internship experiences. 

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Perspectives of San Diego Bay- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film with students working as scientists and authors to create a sophisticated, professional-quality field guide. 

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Our Presumpscot School Community- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on kindergarteners interviewing school staff to learn the meaning of community.

 

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A Rainbow of Religion- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on 8th graders who publish a book of monologues from community religious leaders, combining deep thinking, writing, and social studies. 

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Iconic- Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about student authors publishing a beautiful book that includes thoughtful essays on their heroes and heroines alongside self-portraits.  

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Calculicious- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 12th graders translating mathematics into art, celebrating the beauty of both fields. 

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Character File of Autumn Helena Washington Hawn - Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about a 6th grader's creation of a realistic fictional life history that provides a deep, real-world immersion into Deaf culture. 

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