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What is Discrimination? – Lesson Plan

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This lesson on discrimination is designed for middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities. It is designed specifically for students who have difficulty with verbal and written expression. Continue reading

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Leadership at the March through music and speeches – Lesson Plan

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Besides Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there were several civil rights’ leaders who spoke and organized the March on Washington. Students will examine these individuals as well as the goals of the March as they pertained to jobs and freedom. Continue reading

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Charleston mayor: “We are still a work in progress in America”

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The racially-motivated shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, has spurred discussion and debate about the state of racism in America. Continue reading

A man walks by a farm in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Cuba, which had been pushing to attract more foreign investment in agriculture even before U.S. President Obama's announcement normalizing relations, could become a significant market for companies like Caterpillar Inc. Photographer: Bloomberg

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

Mourners hug after praying outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 18, 2015, a day after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1H60G

Gunman shoots nine people at Charleston church

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A deadly shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina has left the country shocked and calling for answers. Continue reading

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