This lesson plan introduces students to the poetry of Rafael Campo and helps students to find their own voice while gaining confidence writing their own original poetry.
In this lesson, students will look at aspects of identity through an intersectional lens—that is, seeing multiplicities of identities as inextricably linked within a person and their lived, narrative experiences through analysis of three poems.
In this lesson, students will learn about the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement. They will examine the Voting Rights of 1965 and watch clips from the movie Selma. Most importantly, students will think critically about sources of information.
In this lesson, students learn more about the work of the United Nations by researching an issue they care about. The second objective is for students to understand the importance of their voice in the world and how to use social media responsibly in order to share their knowledge with the wider community.
This lesson is intended to be used with the PBS FRONTLINE documentary "League of Denial" and supports students learning by contextualizing the concussion crisis in the NFL with background on concussions in youth.
This lesson offers a series of activities that allow students to explore and interact with poetry by writing letters to poets.
In four linked activities, students will apply their knowledge of ratios, proportions, fractions, decimals, percents, scientific notation, mean, median, mode, range, and pie graphs to interpret data and statistics regarding the U.S. government’s budget for prisons and correctional services. Then students will synthesize what they have learned and communicate it using diagrams and mathematical evidence.
In this lesson, students reflect on the life of Maya Angelou and how her experiences influenced her poetry. Then they will analyze the poem "On the Pulse of the Morning," and discuss their emotional reactions to the poem.
In this lesson, students will use text from Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" to connect with Mandela's life and words.
This lesson asks students to think critically about their relationship to comedy–in particular, satire–and explore the question of how it helps us interpret global events. Students will read three articles as part of the lesson.
In this lesson, students are challenged to identfy negative sterrotypes about women and men. Students are introduced to Anne Bonny (a woman who breaks traditional gender stereotypes) and gives them the opportunity to use creative writing skills to create their own profile on one of four other "rule-breaking" women in history.