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The American Dream Contest.

This video celebrates the thoughts and dreams of children. In a national contest, young people submitted proposals for short films that illustrated their American dreams and their thoughts about what makes America special. The dozen winners and their films are shown in an inspiring presentation hosted by Michael Landon. Ranging in age from 9 to 17, the winners include a young girl who created a story about the pen that signed the Declaration of Independence and a boy who wrote an imaginative script about taking Mr. Gorbachev on a personal tour of the best places in America. Two of the winning films were prepared by 4th-grade classes: "America--A Bouquet of Colors," an illustration of a poem about racial diversity, and "Not Everyone Is the Same," a fable about prejudice. Educators and children alike should find this an uplifting view of young people and an invitation to think creatively and positively about America.
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Author:Stanford, Beverly Hardcastle
Publication:Childhood Education
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Mar 22, 1993
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