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Exploring identity and intersectionality in poetry – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

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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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel coming this summer


Acclaimed novelist Harper Lee, whose 1960 book “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a cornerstone of American literature, will release a second book this summer. Continue reading

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What happens when a language dies?


Experts predict more than 3,000 languages will disappear by the end of the century. Continue reading

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How U.S. laws on maternity leave impact new parents


The United States and the island nation of Papua New Guinea are unique as the only two countries that do not guarantee paid time off for new moms to care for their infants. Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, terrorism and free speech – Lesson Guide


Use this guide to help students understand the events of the recent terrorist attacks in France. What On January 7, 2015, brothers Cherif and Said…read more

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