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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Seeing Integration From Different Viewpoints

What does the world look like through someone else's eyes? Guide students in using colorful paper glasses to examine a story of school desegregation from multiple perspectives.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Flying to Freedom: Tar Beach and The People Could Fly

Students look to the past and use historical context to compare and contrast two characters from folktales.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Cost and Savings Using Children's Literature

Students make sense of dollars and cents when they study the importance of saving and budgeting in this lesson.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance

This lesson has students explore freedom of speech by examining the Pledge of Allegiance from a historical and personal perspective and in relationship to fictional situations in novels.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Speaking Poetry: Exploring Sonic Patterns Through Performance

Using their voices as interpretive instruments, students gain a deeper appreciation of the art of poetry as they prepare a recitation of the frequently anthologized poem "Those Winter Sundays."

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action

Students explore the effects of stereotypes by analyzing children's books. Then they create bookmarks that encourage readers to question the assumptions of stereotyped books and to seek out matching, balanced texts.