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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: Covington Catholic incident through a media literacy lens

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Discuss media literacy strategies you can use when it comes to understanding current events and issues, including the confrontation between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Continue reading

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

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Students will examine why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement and explain their analysis through a visual drawing or illustration. Continue reading

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 literary influences on King’s speech. Continue reading

Student Voice: Three ways voters can support transgender students

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“It is our job to vote with everyone’s best interests at heart,” writes seventh grader Ava Michelman of Virginia, who asks voters to think of transgender youth on Election Day. Continue reading

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