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Wonderful Towers Of Watts DVD

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Order Number: 126.0111
Theme: An appreciation for the people and structures builds pride in the community.

This book describes how an Italian immigrant built three unusual towers in his backyard in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

LeVar explores the beauty and courage of a community challenged daily by violence. Viewers learn that in Watts, as in all communities, an appreciation for the people and structures builds pride in the community. An ex-gang member talks about her life and what she’s doing now. LeVar talks to a group of youngsters about the problems they face and the choices they have to make.

Author: Patricia Zelver
Publisher: Tambourine

Field Trip Segments
"Watts Up”
– The Watts Prophets sing their song with a montage of community film footage in the background.
LeVar talks about community – LeVar talks with a group of young children about the community, the problems of gangs and what they would like to change.
LaToya Howlett shares her story – LaToya talks about growing up in a family of 12 siblings, being in a gang and then making a choice to leave the gang for Colors United.

Review Books:  The Car Washing Street by Denise Lewis Patrick; I Got Community by Melrose Cooper; Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide
Click here for Social Studies Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Cultures and Traditions"

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building close circuit and video streaming.
Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126
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