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Calling the Names
Students stand in a large circle and think of individuals who support, inspire, or guide them. They reflect on the exercise, either in discussion or writing.
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Lost Names: Scenes From a Korean Boyhood,
What a great resource to share! Based on the book Lost Names by Richard Kim, this valuable instructional activity focuses on the Japanese occupation of Korea during WWII. Additionally, it employs first-person journaling as a mode of...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college students, killing four and wounding...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Refugees and Asylum Seekers
To gain a deeper understanding of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers, class members read stories written from the point of view of an emigrant, map the individual's journey, and note the human rights affected by each stage of the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery
Read Booker T. Washington's inspiring story about arriving at his name with a short reading passage from his autobiography, Up From Slavery. After class members read the excerpt, they answer two reading comprehension questions about the...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Learners explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Learners read a Maya Angelou poem titled...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts