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20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

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Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the rhetorical influences on King’s speech, the oratorical devices that King used in delivering his speech and how a speech is similar to/different from other literary forms. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as visual text

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Subjects English, social studies Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle School Introduction Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream”…read more

Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Today’s Daily News Story discusses sexual harassment in the workplace as it pertains to revelations surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Continue reading

Movie director hopes teens will see themselves in Justice Thurgood Marshall’s story

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The movie “Marshall” captures the iconic justice Thurgood Marshall in his youth before he became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

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