English & Language Arts

Lesson Plan: Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson, students will examine the message and goals of poet Amanda Gorman as she prepares to speak at the presidential inauguration. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: MLK Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and the Capitol Hill Riot

Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to discuss Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Continue reading

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?

Lesson Plan

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

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