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Students create unique biographies. In this Totally Joe lesson, students read the James Howe book and then collaborate to write name biographies in small groups.
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Exploring Stereotypes in Huck Finn
After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, present these questions to your middle or high schoolers. There are six questions in total; each focuses on the issue of stereotypes in relation to slavery. How is it represented and...
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