Amazing things happen when students leave the comfort zone of their classroom to learn. For juniors at Casco Bay High School in Portland, Maine, learning about social policy took them to a part of the city where few people want to go, to meet residents that most people don't even give a second look. Their project, Give Me Shelter, was an exploration of the impact of homelessness in Portland. For their final products, teams of students documented the lives of people who have experienced homelessness, and presented their multimedia projects at a local gallery with the homeless people they interviewed in the audience. Here are two of those documentaries.
March 16, 2010