Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out
What can you learn about a family by examining the things they’ve left behind?
Trash-Out is filmed through the perspective of a company cleaning out a foreclosed house. Through this film and its accompanying lesson, your students will learn about the steps in the foreclosure process and about foreclosure rates in your local area. The short documentary by filmmaker Maria Fortiz-Morse is part of PBS’s program, “POV,” a showcase for independent, non-fiction film.
To watch Trash-Out online, click here
Get the lesson plan on home foreclosures here
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VISIT POV OFFICIAL WEBSITE [http://www.pbs.org/pov/]
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
- Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
- Foreclosure Aftermath: What We Leave Behind
Our homes tell the story of where we come from and who we are. What happens when we lose them?
- No Foreclosures Here
With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
The above resources accompany the September 2012 YES! Education Connection Newsletter
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