The Long Walk
Middle schoolers explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students read an article that challenges them to consider African-American contributions to social justice.
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Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats"
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7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Connecting Informational Text with Litearature: Building Background Knowledge About Mexican Immigration, California, and the Great Depression
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5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
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5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Walk Two Moons: Question Answer Relationship Strategy
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable