SCHOOL WORK

 

What I Did In Fifth Grade In this full-length documentary, a teacher chronicles a year working in a school with a large, underprivileged population. Winner of a Critical Edge Film Festival Best Local Documentary Award, and an official selection of the Beloit, Sunrise, Julien Dubuque, and Louisville International film festivals. Invite the teacher/director for school visits and online streaming, or purchase DVDs, through contact page. Trailer.

 

Shabazz Says — In this short documentary, high school students offer their opinions on divisive issues facing the US as the country heads toward the mid-term elections. Recipient of a Teaching for Tolerance grant from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  View video.

 

 

Lincoln’s Stand By Me A musician collaborates with her former teacher and his students to give a classic song new life. View video.

 

 

Lincoln’s Preamble Students have fun singing a favorite from the Schoolhouse Rock TV series. View video. 

 

Summer School’s Cool**  Hot as it may be, students and their teachers manage to beat the heat playing and singing together. View video.

 

 

Summer School’s Cool*  With their teachers’ help, students explore the world around them. View video.

 

 

Lincoln School’s Banaha features pre-kindergartners and a talented third grade violinist offering their take on a beloved Congolese folks song. View video.

 

 

Pecatonica celebrates children, cows, and Wisconsin’s countryside in this music video featuring a song by a country band from the state’s Driftless Region. View video.

 

Good Luck Holly Pebble This eerie short narrative willl leave you wondering about what is real and what isn’t.  An official selection of the Scream in the Dark, Madtown Horror and the Fantasmagorical film festivals. View video.

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Half Staff shares one teacher’s approach to talking about a solemn moment in American history. View video.

 

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We Gotta Move celebrates the joy of jiggling, wiggling, hopping, flopping and more. View video.

 

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Why a Penny? documents children’s life-affirming response to catastrophe. View video.

 

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If You Want to be a Reader brings college athletes and first graders together for a common cause. View video.

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Dream Cinquains pays tribute to the vision of Martin Luther King. View video. 

 

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Lincoln’s Flags features students promoting peace through K’naan’s “Waving Flag.” View video.

 

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Hello Eek! stars a teacher and his students entertaining their Alaskan pen pals. View video.

 

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Take a Breath dramatizes mindfulness. View video.

 

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Kids ‘n Cake takes poetic license with Cake’s “It’s Coming Down.” View video.

 

 

Community This short documentary follows students as they form ties beyond school. An official Selection of Beloit and Green Bay film festivals. View video.

 

Hard Biscuits sends up Run DMC’s  “Hard Times.”  View video.

 

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Mathematical Humdingers plays with numbers. View video.

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Maniac Magee  dramatizes Jerry Spinelli’s novel. View video.

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Readin’ Fever riffs on a jazz classic. View video.

 

 

Sugar Day draws inspiration from Nappy RootsView video.

 

 

Carried Away celebrates reading and creativity. View video.

The Making of Carried Away  This short documentary is an official selection of the Wildwood Film Festival. View video.