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Einstein: Light to the Power of 2 (1996)

Nine-year old Lannie is unmotivated and struggling at school because of a racist teacher. Reminded of his own intellectual and political challenges, Einstein steps into 1950 to spark a love of learning in Lannie.

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Paul Soles ...
Lataye Studwood ...
Lannie Willis
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Clifton Willis
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Sandra Caldwell ...
Phyllis Lackey
Stefanie Gnys ...
Francis
Shelley Peterson ...
Miss Fitch
Tom Rack ...
Linda Sorensen ...
Sybyl Walker ...
Perla Willis
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Nine-year old Lannie is unmotivated and struggling at school because of a racist teacher. Reminded of his own intellectual and political challenges, Einstein steps into 1950 to spark a love of learning in Lannie.

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6 June 1996 (Canada)  »

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Einstein: A fénysebesség szorozva önmagával  »

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Great Film - I highly recommend it!
26 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was originally exposed to this film by another teacher. This film is highly appropriate for use in science classrooms of levels 7-12th grade. It deals with a lot of issues very well, and I would encourage any science teacher to see it and decide for his- or herself. For example, students will be exposed to a portrayal of Einstein as a very human figure. It discusses the issue of Dr. Oppenheimer's downfall and Einstein's reaction to it. It also deals with issues of racial equality. While we don't know much about Einstein's role if any in the American Civil Rights movement, his actions in the film seem plausible and will be acceptable to most teachers. While it is a fictional portrayal, it will most likely lead to some interesting discussions in your classroom. I have been using it for years for that time when either I need a backup plan, or am discussing physics.


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