Last day we considered how schools might base their curriculum around the purpose of trying to solve community problems.
Today you have a choice. You can choose one of the three documentaries that interest you most and then answer the accompanying question.
Choose one of the following: Choose either PS Dance! , or Job Centered Learning , or Football High .
Step inside the halls of five NYC public schools and celebrate dance! Hosted by veteran TV journalist Paula Zahn, PS Dance! is a documentary that captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work and discipline. In these studios, dance is for every child.
Question 24: What do you see as the value of incorporating dance into the school currculum? Please give examples from the documentary that show positive outcomes.
Job Centered Learning Full Video (56:59)
Many political and business leaders have talked about the rising skills gap in the United States; a situation where there is a mismatch between the types of jobs that are available and the skills people are acquiring. This program takes a critical look at the wide range of career education opportunities that exist, and the ways in which high schools are addressing and closing the skills gap. Filled with examples of life-changing classroom experiences, this program adds to the national debate around the vitality of the US economy, and the role that schools can play in shaping a new generation of students, who are empowered with meaningful educational experiences to embark on fulfilling and worthwhile careers.
Question 24: What do you see as the value of vocational education? Please give examples from the documentary that show positive outcomes.
Football High Full Video (53:15)
High school football has never had a higher profile, with nationally televised games, corporate sponsorships and minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites. FRONTLINE examines teams whose workout schedules, practices, and styles of play increasingly imitate the pros, and asks the question has the amped-up culture of high school football outrun necessary protections for the boys who play the game?
Question 24: If you were the athletic director at your high school, given that you have a responsibility for your students, how would you manage some of the risks associated with football?
I hope you enjoyed the documentary you chose.
See you next time 🙂