1 streaming video file (15 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 11, 2006.
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Using the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance (3:20) -- Using History to Teach the Present (2:07) -- Erin Gruwell's Teaching Techniques (2:59) -- Giving Students a Second Chance (4:50)
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When a racial incident occurred in her classroom, 23-year-old English teacher Erin Gruwell spun it into an ongoing dialogue that ultimately changed the lives of 150 inner-city students. In this program, ABC News correspondent Connie Chung documents the story of the group that came to be known as the Freedom Writers and their exemplary teacher. Challenging them to confront hatred through writing, Ms. Gruwell led her students to publish a nationally acclaimed book about their own experiences of violence and despair. "To feel hopeless at 16 is such a tragedy. And so many kids do," she says.
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ABC News Productions.
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Fighting hatred with language arts