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Classroom Resource: Share with your students what made Cicely Tyson a pioneering icon

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Directions: Read the summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions. To read a transcript of the video, click here. Summary: Cicely…read more

Daily News Lesson: Misty Copeland’s children’s book works to eliminate stereotypes about ballet

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Why one artist wrote a children’s book to try to make dance more inclusive 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

Lesson plan: What 2020 news stories mattered most to your students?

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For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine using Flipboard of their top 10 news stories from 2020 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Elevate student voice through the power of listening

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This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching them how to listen. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

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