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All Natural: Jim Denevan and Chris Drury
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SPARK tails artists Jim Denevan and Cris Drury as they create large earth works. This Educator Guide is about the history and tradition of artists making work in and about the natural environment.

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Arts and Humanities
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Date Added:
05/18/2005
Art Frees the Soul: Sixth Street Photography Workshop
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SPARK follows photographers from the Sixth Street Photography Workshop as they take pictures of their lives and ideas in some of San Francisco's most depressed neighborhoods. This Educator Guide is about the history of photography.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Date Added:
07/07/2004
Art Goes Back to School: Young Audiences of Northern California
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For more than 40 years, Young Audiences of Northern California has been providing quality arts education programs to K-12 schools and communities - over 250,000 each year. This Educator Guide explores the history of arts education in California and the Bay Area and provides a wide array of local resources.

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Arts and Humanities
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09/24/2003
Art Meets Pop Culture: Keith Knight
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SPARK follows cartoon artist and rap musician Keith Knight as he peddles his strip the K Chronicles at a massive comic convention. This Educator Guide explores the history and form of the cartoon.

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Arts and Humanities
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Date Added:
08/06/2003
Artist as Inventor: Paul Dresher
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SPARK explores the electro-acoustic world of Paul Dresher - musician, composer and inventor - as he prepares for a performance of a new work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This Educator Guide traces the legacy of new instrument development and experimentation and its impact on music.

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Performing Arts
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KQED Education
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03/30/2005
Artist in Search of a Medium: Jonathon Keats
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SPARK trails writer, critic, and Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats as he works on his project, Divine Taxonomy, which attempts to find God's place on the phylogenetic tree. This Educator Guide explores the history of Conceptual art and the role of science in contemporary art.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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KQED Education
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03/02/2005
The Art of Improvisation: 3 For All
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SPARK is there as Rafe Chase, Tim Orr and Stephen Kearin hit the stage without a script and turn audience suggestions into narrative stories that amaze and amuse. This Educator Guide addresses improvisation as a technique for developing thinking and language skills.

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Performing Arts
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06/11/2003
The Bleeding Edge: Loren Chasse
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Sound artist Loren Chasse seeks out unusual acoustic environments and teaches a class of students about fundamentals of sound. This Educator Guide explores sound and the history of sound as a musical form, extending back to the early 1900s.

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Arts and Humanities
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
10/01/2003
By Hand: Gary Stevens
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SPARK follows sculptor Gary Stevens through his creative process, from harvesting unusual pieces of wood from ancient redwood forests through the painstaking work that produces his uniquely beautiful wood vessels. This Educator Guide is about the history and tradition of wood carving.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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KQED Education
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07/14/2004
Coastal Clash: Role Play - Community Forum on the Fate of California Coastal Access
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"Coastal Clash" is a one-hour documentary focusing on the urbanization of California's coastline. The activities and lesson plans for the film "Coastal Clash" target students at the high school level and align with the California State Standards for Government. Students will participate in a role-playing activity to determine if the public should have full access to the California coast.

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Arts and Humanities
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Date Added:
08/07/2006
Coastal Clash: Understanding Private Property Rights
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"Coastal Clash" is a one-hour documentary focusing on the urbanization of California's coastline. The activities and lesson plans for the film "Coastal Clash" target students at the high school level and align with the California State Standards for Government. Students will study the concept of "private property" and the Fifth Amendment, analyze arguments, and evaluate evidence to develop their own opinions.

Subject:
U.S. History
Sociology
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Date Added:
08/07/2006
Dance Masters: Margaret Jenkins
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SPARK follows Artistic Director Margaret Jenkins as she rehearses her company dancers in preparation for "Danger Orange," an outdoor site-specific performance in downtown San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about the history of modern dance and the contributions of some its most innovative choreographers, including Jenkins.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Date Added:
02/09/2005
Dance Masters: Margaret Jenkins
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SPARK follows Artistic Director Margaret Jenkins as she rehearses her company dancers in preparation for "Danger Orange," an outdoor site-specific performance in downtown San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about the history of modern dance and the contributions of some its most innovative choreographers, including Jenkins.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
02/09/2005
Elevating the Everyday: Garry Knox Bennett
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Spark visits vanguard furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett at work as he produces the last in a series of fifty chairs for an upcoming exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. This Educator Guide addresses the history of art furniture.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Date Added:
02/23/2005
Elevating the Everyday: Laurel True
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SPARK checks in on mosaic artist Laurel True's latest mural, which decorates a building across the street from her Oakland studio. This Educator Guide addresses the history and traditions of mosaic art and mosaic murals.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
05/31/2006
Elevating the Everyday: Richard Shaw
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SPARK visits ceramicist Richard Shaw in his Fairfax studio as he scrambles to finish work for an upcoming one-person gallery show. This Educator Guide traces the history of the trompe l'oeil technique in art up through the Bay Area movement of realism in ceramics.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
06/09/2006
Fame: Chris Johanson
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SPARK explores the impact of fame and notoriety on visual artist Chris Johanson, jettisoned to international art-stardom by his inclusion in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and a 2002 SECA award for emerging artists from the SF Museum of Modern Art. This Educator Guide explores the history and tradition of street-based works and the field of painting.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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04/02/2003
A Few Good Stories: Jaime Guerrero
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SPARK drops in on Jaime Guerrero at the Bay Area Glass Institute as he creates an elaborate snake sculpture and introduces his "Homies" series. This Educator Guide is about glass blowing, the dynamic work of Jaime Guerrero, Mayan and Aztec iconography, and the history of glass work in art and architecture.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
07/24/2006
Forbidden Territory: Traveling Jewish Theatre
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SPARK visits the ensemble of the Traveling Jewish Theatre in a bold and moving play about the Middle East conflict called Blood Relative. This Educator Guide addresses collaborative theatre, political theatre, and the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
04/27/2005
Frames Within Frames: Perspectives on Native-American Heritage
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In this lesson, students are given the opportunity to focus on the variety of responses the film Return of Navajo Boy evokes as they create their own "film within a film," learn about cultural expression, and engage in discussion and reflective writing activities.

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Arts and Humanities
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KQED Education
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01/25/2002
Fusion: Calligraphy of Thought
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Go inside the Bay Area's burgeoning Muslim spoken word, poetry, and Hip-Hop scene with Calligraphy of Thought women poets as they create and rehearse new works for a performance. This Educator Guide addresses the history of Muslim women in entertainment and the history of Hip-Hop.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
02/25/2004
The Grey Eminences: David Ireland
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SPARK is at the Oakland Museum of California as they work with acclaimed artist David Ireland to create an innovative exhibit and retrospective of his 30-year career. This Educator Guide explores the history of Conceptual art and Ireland's contributions.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
02/11/2004
Home, Sweet Home: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
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SPARK follows Jared "Choclatt" Crawford as he prepares for his foot-tapping new musical theater production "Hit It!" at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. This Educator Guide is about the history of drumming, street performers, and African American musical theater.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
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Provider:
KQED Education
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Date Added:
06/26/2006
Home, Sweet Home: headRush
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SPARK explores the work of theatrical performance group headRush. This Educator Guide is about the exploration and history of experimental, political theater and performance art.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
08/11/2006
In Respect of Nature: Roman Loranc
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Spark visits photographer Roman Loranc as he captures arresting images of the Central Valley landscape. This Educator Guide is about photography, landscape photography and Romanticism as a creative approach in art making.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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05/10/2006
The Influence of Memory: Christopher Brown
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Spark visits painter Christopher Brown in his studio as he explains his artistic process using memory and photographic images. This Educator Guide is about figurative painting and the evocation of memory in art making.

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Arts and Humanities
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KQED Education
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05/30/2006
Japanese-American Internment
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In this lesson, students will experience the internment of Japanese Americans from San Francisco's Fillmore neighborhood. By connecting local experiences with national events, students will understand both the constitutional issues at stake and the human impact of this government policy.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
01/01/2001
The Jet Set: Alonzo King
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Choreographer Alonzo King has created contemporary ballets for more than fifty international dance companies as well as dozens of pieces for film, television, opera and his own company, LINES Ballet. This Educator Guide tracks the history of modern-contemporary ballet and the contributions of King and other innovative choreographers.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
03/31/2004
Kids on Stage: Marsh Youth Theater
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SPARK goes backstage as 40 5th-9th grade students in the Marsh Youth Theatre (MYT) Mainstage Performance Ensemble prepare for the premiere of Jip, His Story. This Educator Guide is about the history of children's theatre in the US.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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06/22/2005
Leaders: Brenda Way
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Modern dance choreographer Brenda Way inspires her Oberlin Dance Company dancers to work harder and accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible. This Educator Guide addresses the history and uniqueness of ODC/San Francisco and dance in San Francisco.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
09/17/2003
Let's Talk Politics: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
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Acclaimed British playwright David Edgar takes aim at American politics with his two-play cycle, Continental Divide, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This Educator Guide explores the history of political activism and political theatre in the UK and the US.

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Arts and Humanities
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KQED Education
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01/07/2004
Lu Yi and The Circus Center
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Students will be introduced to Chinese Circus Arts and San Francisco’s Circus Center. They will learn about the origins of Chinese acrobatics and circus arts, and be inspired to study China’s history, and explore how circuses differ across cultures. Students will engage in group oral discussion, hands-on individual and group projects, as well as critical reflection on personal expressions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Performing Arts
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Masterworks: Terry Riley
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SPARK follows pioneering composer Terry Riley as he works with David Harrington and the Kronos Quartet on "The Cusp of Magic". This Educator Guide traces the history of minimalism and serialism in music, highlighting key contributions by noted composers such as Riley and Kronos Quartet.

Subject:
Applied Science
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
06/15/2005
Musical Instruments: Wil Blades
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Spark visits organ player Wil Blades as he jams with Dr. Lonnie Smith at San Francisco's Boom Boom Room. This Educator Guide is about jazz, the history of the Hammond B3 organ, and the science of electronic instruments.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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KQED Education
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05/22/2006
Needlework: Anna Von Mertens
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SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how she makes her work from first concepts to the last stitch. This Educator Guide traces the history of quilting from the early 18th century through the present day, including group quilts, slave quilts, and contemporary quilts.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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KQED Education
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05/26/2004
Needlework: Don Ed Hardy
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SPARK trails behind internationally known tattooist Don Ed Hardy as he looks back at a career that has taken him from the tattoo parlor to the gallery and back again. This Educator Guide explores the tradition of tattooing from the earliest civilizations to the present day.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
05/26/2004
Not in Our Town Northern California: Classroom Content
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"Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here" looks at five communities that are dealing with hate violence. This Educator Guide addresses an event that took place in Anderson, CA. In January 2004, an eight-foot-high cross was erected and burned on the lawn of an African American family's home, inspiring a community-organized march in support of the family. This guide includes discussion ideas and activities related to hate crimes and racism.

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Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
07/11/2006
Not in Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here
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Not in Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here looks at five communities that are dealing with hate violence. The film’s four segments focus on hate crimes that took place in these five communities between 1999 and 2004. Taken together, the stories reveal that whether the crimes are motivated by racism, anti-Semitism, or gender or sexual orientation, hate is the same. From Sacramento to the center of San Francisco, from the shadow of Mount Shasta to the suburbs of Silicon Valley, community leaders and ordinary citizens have found new and innovative ways to move beyond controversy and differences to create safe communities for all residents. After a transgender teen is killed by local youth in the Silicon Valley suburb of Newark, high school students, residents and civic leaders respond, and in so doing, they struggle with how tod eal with a brutal and preventable crime. The Sacramento community mobilizes after the worst anti-Semitic attacks in the capital’s history. Redding citizens find new strength in diversity after a prominent gay couple is murdered. When a cross is burned on an African American family’s lawn in the Shasta County town of Anderson, the town’s residents join forces to make their values clear. And the San Francisco Public Library turns the mutilation of gay-themed books into an opportunity for creative community action.

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Arts and Humanities
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KQED Education
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Date Added:
07/11/2006
Opening Nights: Teatro Visin
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SPARK follows Teatro Visin de San Jose, a Latino community theatre organizations in San Jose, California as they mount a new theatre work called Conjunto. This Educator Guide offers activities related to Latino/Chicano Theatre, the internment of the Japanese, and theatre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
03/06/2003