Literacy with a Social Studies Lens: Writing for Deeper Learning

Helping students express themselves is central to engaging them in an inspiring, challenging, and empowering intellectual journey. Writing—exploratory, formal, playful, provocative—helps students to engage themselves and others and to deepen their understanding of important historical content and themes. During this webinar, you will learn strategies that will help your students build informative, explanatory, and argumentative writing skills needed to address the Reconstruction Era and compelling issues in today's world.

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  • 1 : We originally posted a version of this poem attributed to Mickey ScottBey Jones. After learning that Jones' version was plagiarized, we have replaced it with the original poem by Beth Strano. Please use Strano's version going forward.

Three students taking part in a big paper activity


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