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On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, ask your students: How has the world changed?

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Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. and the world have changed. Continue reading

How the Statue of Liberty poem provides a lesson in immigration history

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the Trump administration’s changes to immigration policy and how it relates to the Statue of Liberty’s famous inscription. Continue reading

National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

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In honor of Black History Month, poet Clint Smith and Harvard University doctoral student, offers his take on the history of racial inequality in the United States. Continue reading

Personal Reflections on the Poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan

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Students will watch and read Maya Angelou’s poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” then analyze and reflect on the words of this Renaissance woman. Continue reading

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