The Show - for freshman orientation 
 

Ideal for freshman orientation
 
 
As the problems of the underclass, homelessness, racism, poverty, teenage pregnancy, crime and even hunger have worsened in the 80's and 90's, the interest in social issues have declined. High school teachers, sociology professors etc. find it increasingly difficult to find visual material capable of capturing and moving their students. 

American Pictures is a new approach to tackle student apathy, a tool to animate social science teaching. 
With the strong emotions and debate it raises many faculties thus find American Pictures one of the best introductions to "the marketplace of ideas" - the university - and have made it mandatory for freshman orientation. 
 

First light in Linda's shack in Florida


For freshmen in leading universities
 
American Pictures has been used for freshman orientation by many of the most competitive schools such as Dartmouth, Cornell, Holy Cross, Boston University, Marquette, George Washington, St. Lawrence Univ. S.U.N.Y., Binghamton etc. 

Both Cornell and Holy Cross secured funding for its use on a yearly basis. In an opening speech at National Ass. for Campus Activities Dean Peter Simmons of Holy Cross College strongly encouraged the delegates to work on making it mandatory for freshman orientation. 

Chairman of the College of General Studies at Boston University, Jay Corrin, who for years has used the show for the freshmen there, says about the new updated 1996-version: 
"...a vast improvement over the old version, and it is all up-to-date and frightfully relevant." 
 

Ass. Dean David McAleavey's 
Remarks for new students preceding American Pictures at George Washington University   


 



Other pages under "The Show" menu:
Colleges shown in  
Excepts from the show   
Handout to students before show
Follow-up workshop to the show   
Recommendation of workshop   
Workshop by my assistant Tony Harris   
Ideal for freshman orientation   
Income of American Pictures     
Total travel of Jacob Holdt in US = 1 million miles

 

   

 

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