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Students mimic a town hall meeting as they share their perspectives on a topic.
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.
Students interview classmates to gather evidence and ideas about a topic as they practice being active listeners.
Support students’ tracking of new or important vocabulary by displaying these words in a shared space in the classroom.
Encourage all students to share their quick reactions to a question, topic, or text.
Analyze the lyrics of two 1960s era songs about respect, by Otis Redding and The Staple Singers.
Read the speech Susan B. Anthony delivered after being arrested for voting in a presidential election before women had gained the right to vote.
Consider quotes from South Africans about the nature of democracy and what makes it work.
Provide students with a biographical sketch that helps them understand Schindler’s evolution from a Nazi war profiteer to a rescuer.
Explore the lyrics of this song by the The Staple Singers and its message about obstacles to racial justice.
Read about eighteenth-century Imperialism, the Congress of Berlin, and W. E. B. Du Bois’ analysis of the profound consequences of Europe's colonization of Africa.
British-Somali poet Warsan Shire gives voice to the experiences of refugees in this poem about "home."