Students claimed that the video was an eye-opener for them and it made them realize how precious education is.
Moreno Valley, CA
The students wanted to watch it again and it provoked discussion and writing in my students who are hard to reach inner city students. They related to the video.
This video provided my students with a look at another world where dreams can be similar to theirs, yet attainable at a greater cost. This film generated much thought and discussion regarding their own lives and what sacrifices would they make given the same conditions.
In California, there is much debate about charter schools, public schools, and private schools. It was a great opportunity to use this video in conjunction with the current situation in California to have a discussion (philosophical chairs) using the DVD and the teaching materials. I passed it along to other 6th grade teachers to use in their classrooms as well.
My AVID students found this video to be a good starter for a philosophical chairs discussion. I was impressed with the connections they made between their own educational dreams and those of children in other parts of the world.
Long Beach, CA
These educational videos have been excellent resources to help students gain an understanding of world issues and the driving forces behind them. They have been instrumental in beginning classroom discussions on world poverty and how individuals can make a difference.