Resources

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The Human Face of Human Rights- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 10th grade students using interviews, writing, and photography to showcase the courage of international refugees. 

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The 20 Years Project- Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about eighth grade students who project their finances 20 years into the future, connecting math standards to real-life. 

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Revitalizing Rochester- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about students' interdisciplinary civic project effecting real-world change in Rochester, NY.

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Part 6 of Inspiring Excellence: Writing and Speaking with Power

Second graders craft narrative nonfiction and hone their presentation skills. 

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Part 5 of Inspiring Excellence: Reading to Get Ready to Write

Second graders read for evidence and code information as they prepare to write narrative nonfiction. 

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Part 4 of Inspiring Excellence: Using Models and Critiques to Create Works of Quality

Second graders engage in critique and revision to produce high quality work. 

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Part 3 of Inspiring Excellence: Building Motivation and Skills through Independent Research

Second graders are motivated to conduct independent research using texts and citing their work. 

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Part 2 of Inspiring Excellence: Building Motivation and Skills through Whole-Class Research

Second graders engage in exciting whole-class research, developing the skills to work independently. 

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Part 1 of Inspiring Excellence: Overview

Introductory video in the set of six that document a learning expedition and practices that result in remarkable work

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