The Better Arguments Project equips Americans to reach across political, cultural and economic divides to have arguments that bring us closer together instead of driving us further apart.
Use this teaching idea to help your students draw connections between the long history of black women’s activism against sexual violence and gender discrimination with the #MeToo movement today. The questions and activities focus on the experiences of Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and Essie Favrot.
The Return of Gabriel. Armistead, John. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2002. Grade 6 and up. Cooper, Jubal, and Squirrel, three thirteen-year-olds in Mississippi, begin the summer of 1964 preoccupied with how to take revenge on a local bully.
How can Harper Lee’s newly published novel Go Set a Watchman deepen students’ engagement with To Kill a Mockingbird? Watchman is not a sequel to Mockingbird, but it is a companion work that can shed light on the characters, context, and themes that Lee explores in To Kill a Mockingbird and that Facing History examines in the Teaching Mockingbird study guide.
In these lessons, we offer two approaches for integrating Go Set a Watchman into the teaching of Mockingbird, by featuring excerpts of both novels, historical sources, poetry, discussion questions, and activities that connect the two books, the world of the novels, and our own world today.
The Children of Willesden Lane is the powerful true story of Lisa Jura, who fled Nazi-occupied Vienna on the Kindertransport as a child. Jura was one of 10,000 young refugees who were separated from her parents and brought to England for safety before World War II. Our online companion to the book features musical selections to accompany the text, a study guide for middle and high school classrooms, and short videos.