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Lesson plan: Elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening

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This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching them how to listen. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

Lesson plans for Halloween: Neuroscience and Zombies!

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  The following lessons about neuroscience have been inspired by the book, “The Zombie Autopsies,” written by Steven C. Schlozman, M.D., and are intended to…read more

National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, ask your students: How has the world changed?

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Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. and the world have changed. Continue reading

Talk with your students about Aretha Franklin: They all know the Queen of Soul

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Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ died at her home in Detroit on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Use this NewsHour lesson to find out what it is about the Queen of Soul that makes both young and old dance and sing along to her music. Continue reading

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