How often do people judge others for being different? One inspirational class of students at Innovation Academy decided to stand up and try to make a change. Homebase Edelman chose to focus their global citizenship project on educating the public about Autism, a disorder that affects 1 in 88 kids in the United States. The topic was personal to many of them, as they told story after story about family members, friends, and neighbors who live with Autism. I’m proud to present Homebase Edelman’s film, featuring singing, dancing, and a whole lot of heart:
Students in Homebase Edelman planned and executed this entire project this week in Social Studies. They brainstormed, researched, composed, wrote, and practiced together. It was a lot of work, and sometimes it was hard to come together around a common vision. In fact, we weren’t ready to film until Friday, and ended up doing all video taping in one morning. Despite some challenges, I think it’s safe to say that the project was a huge success. It’s too early to say if viewers will approach people with Autism differently after watching this little film, but I’m confident that Homebase Edelman students are changed because of this experience. They’d love to hear your comments, and please help them spread their message far and wide by sharing their youtube link.