Stop the Hate & Spread the Hope

 

 

Examining the language used by American presidential candidates, students identified an increase in hateful rhetoric and behavior, specifically targeting Muslims and Latinos. The students have launched a campaign designed to share their experiences as immigrants. Through their stories, they want to help others who hold misperceptions and bias against immigrants to develop understanding and empathy.

Exhibit, Human & Civil Rights High School, Advanced Writing

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Urban Scholars

 

The Urban Scholars team researched the realities of urbanization and created a documentary focusing a critical spotlight on the process of gentrification at the local, national and international levels.  Especially as it relates to impoverished people of color in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. The documentary aims to educate viewers about the negative aspects of urbanization, which is often deemed progressive and necessary despite the results on existing populations

Film/Documentary, Economics, Human & Civil Rights, Housing & Population, Documentary High School, Human Geography

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Crisis in Syria

 

English Language Learners, and recent immigrants themselves,  looked at the causes of the Syrian conflict, the experience of migrants fleeing the violence, and the worldwide response to the crisis. This website was built to educate others on the issue and use authentic language to express their personal feelings, and deep understanding of how these global issues impact local communities.

 

Website, Human & Civil Rights, Human Development High School, Human Geography

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Anti Food Waste

 

This project covered an in depth exploration conservation efforts regarding food.  The website provides an introduction to the problem, the root causes of the challenges related to feeding the population, and shares information about various countries affected by this problem.  Grassroots solutions are shared in an effort to take local action to help alleviate this global challenge.  

 

Environment, Sustainability, Food and Water, Website Middle School, Social Studies

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Rapping the Climate

 

This spoken word performance highlighted the challenge presented to urban communities by climate change and it’s impact on food production and distribution.  The specific focus of the study and performance revolved around local responses in Minneapolis, MN to alleviating stress on food distribution.  Community gardens combined with food recycling efforts were interwoven through this live performance.

 

Food and Water, Performing Arts, Environment Middle School, Social Studies

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