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Teaching Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

Maddie, an outgoing fourth grader, signs up for a video class at the 10th Street Community Center. At Maddie's suggestion, the class chooses to make their video project about the pending destruction of the old courthouse in town, something that is causing much controversy. Maddie is strongly opposed to the destruction of the historic building. Another girl, Carina, is in favor of tearing down the courthouse. Through their research for the project, the girls learn to appreciate each other's viewpoint and see opportunities for compromise on the issue.

Susan Markowitz Meredith
Highlights for Children, Inc.


How do people form different opinions?


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