These movies were written, illustrated, and read by Level one ELL students attending Holmes elementary school. They range from first grade to fifth grade. The students are from refugee camps in Thailand and from Mexico. They have been in the United States a short time, most of them less than a year.
The students learned how to read and write in English. They also interacted with technology to publish their stories.
The teacher learned about the Karen culture and a few words in Karen, Karenni and Spanish. She also learned how resilient and brave the immigrant families are and how much they want a better life for their children, including an education in the United States.