Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America

Class set

This collection of stories is a tribute to the people, most of them immigrants, who make Queens such a culturally rich community.

Anton the Dove Fancier: And Other Tales of the Holocaust

Class set

This collection of autobiographical true stories illuminates the experiences of a teenage Polish boy before World War II.

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

Class set

In this memoir, MacDonald details his story of growing up in Southie, Boston's Irish Catholic enclave, and examines the ways the media and law enforcement agencies exploit marginalized working-class communities.

A Gathering of Heroes: Reflections on Rage and Responsibility

Class set

On April 29, 1992, Baywatch actor Greg Alan-Williams walked into the midst of the South Los Angeles riot and rescued a nearly lifeless Japanese motorist amidst a shower of verbal abuse and debris.

A Boy of Old Prague

Class set

In this tale of tolerance, a young serf named Tomas discovers unexpected kindness in the Jewish ghetto after being sentenced to servitude for stealing.

Iceberg Diagrams

Encourage students to recognize the multiple causal factors behind an event from history, the present, or literature, using the visual of an iceberg.


Help students approach challenging texts by breaking down content into manageable pieces.

Two-Column Note-Taking

Use this teaching strategy to help students learn how to take notes by identifying "key ideas" in one column and their "responses" in another column.

Café Conversations

Students practice perspective-taking by representing the point of view of an assigned personality in a small-group discussion.

Read Aloud

Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.


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