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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 Thursday 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

Personal Reflections on the Poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan

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Students will watch and read Maya Angelou’s poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” then analyze and reflect on the words of this Renaissance woman. Continue reading

Striking a balance between new and old in Havana

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As Cuba and the U.S. reopen diplomatic relations, some fear that new development and tourism in Havana could threaten the city’s vibrant architectural heritage. Continue reading

Censorship still apparent as Cuba forges place in the art world

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As the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic ties, artists in Cuba continue to face censorship by a socialist government. Continue reading

Exploring identity and intersectionality in poetry – Lesson Plan

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By Douglas Ray Main lesson plan Subject English Estimated Time One class period, plus extension activities Grade Level 10 – 12 Materials Computer and Internet access Poem…read more

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