Students wrote poems in groups and then created a single poem of highlights chosen as a class. Next, students found (Creative Commons) images on Flickr, added effects in Photoshop Elements, and added the text of their own line in the poem. Two students then recorded everyone speaking their line, created original music in Garageband, and finally combined all of the elements into one media piece using Premiere Elements.
Here is their artist statement:
Inspired by the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes, we created our own dream for the future. We each added a line and our voice, choosing the one line that truly expresses our greatest hopes. We then chose an image to represent our line, added text and made a few changes to the images in Photoshop. Our audience is students like ourselves, as well as the adults we encounter in the world so that they know that we, the youth, have a peaceful dream for the future.