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Freedom Riders – Great Video on Civil Rights Era

ABOUT THE FILM FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the…



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Do the Math – New Film on Climate Change

Like most people, Bill (environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org), is not an activist by nature. There’s really not that many people whose greatest desire it to go out and fight the system. His theory of change was that he’ll write his book, people will read it and they’ll change. But that’s not how change happens….



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Vermont Washington County District 7 House of Representatives Election

Who are the two candidates you would vote for and why? Please write a brief post on your personal blog. Maxine Grad (I) http://maxinegrad.com/ http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/56030/maxine-grad#.VE5Cv5PF8jE http://www.valleyreporter.com/index.php/en/news/news/9976-maxine-grad-seeks-re-election Adam Greshin (D) http://ballotpedia.org/Adam_Greshin http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/110557/adam-greshin#.VE5ClJPF8jE http://valleyreporter.com/index.php/en/news/news/9966-greshin-running-for-re-election No website found Ed Read (I) http://ballotpedia.org/Ed_Read http://www.valleyreporter.com/index.php/en/news/news/9860-read-announces-run-for-vermont-state-house No website found Heidi Spear (I) http://heidispear.org/ http://www.valleyreporter.com/index.php/en/news/news/9859-heidi-spear-running-for-state-representative Photo Credit: http://creativeoutbursts.smugmug.com/



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Make Fire, Spread Fire

This is a video I made a few years ago to illustrate my beliefs about 21st century skills.  In my opinion, it’s not just about teaching the latest digital technologies – it’s also about teaching some of the most time honored skills.  It’s about teaching our students how to make a fire with their bare…




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Girls Rock The Capitol Vermont

Every year, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains invites girls ages 15-18 to join our Girls Rock the Capitol Program as interns! Girls work side-by-side with female State Representatives in Vermont to get a behind-the-scenes look at state government, learn about advocacy, and how to enact change in the world. This year’s program…




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Play Again

Link to film Film Resource Analysis                  Student Name ____________________________    Class Block ________ Title and Name of Filmmaker(s): ** Use an additional sheet of paper if you need more space… Your NotesCan you learn from the film? What arguments are made in the film? (Underline) What evidence, examples and/or statistics are given to…



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Re-Thinking Grades

Download the PDF   HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE March 1999 From Degrading to De-Grading By Alfie Kohn You can tell a lot about a teacher’s values and personality just by asking how he or she feels about giving grades.  Some defend the practice, claiming that grades are necessary to “motivate” students.  Many of these teachers actually…



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How Wolves Change Rivers – Must Watch!

This is such a cool example of how closely connected all living things are.  It teaches us that every plant and animal has a positive role to play (though I’ve yet to be sold on Mosquitos…)




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News From CSC – September 10th, 2014

Greetings CSC Parents and Students, I will be sending out CSC Newsletters periodically throughout the year.  The purpose of these newsletters are as follows: Help parents/guardians gain a better understanding of what their children are doing and learning in the class Promote discussions at home about topics explored in the class Showcase student work Communicate…



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CSC Documentaries

A Few Places to Find Films: Films For Action Media Education Foundation 10 Other Sites Some Possible Documentaries to Watch: Environmental Issues Do The Math – (Trailer) A Place at the Table – (Trailer) Gasland – (Trailer) Tapped – (Trailer) Water – (Trailer) The Island President – (Trailer) No Impact Man – (Trailer) Dirt! The…



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