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This blogger discusses the power of the pen to process tragic incidents, and she shares with readers her poem “(A)wake.”
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Examining “classic” literature presents the opportunity for a fascinating study in historical gender roles, but a comparison with today’s media can help students uncover shocking similarities.
When this teacher asked newly-minted sixth-graders how they want to treat themselves, others and their communities during middle school, paper airplanes made for a creative way for these students to offer answers.
Gender, sexuality and religion are common themes in challenged books of 2015. Rather than effectively ban these topics from the classroom, TT recommends teaching about them and offers student texts to do so.
Helping students understand how ideology influences decisions allows them to be more thoughtful and engaged participants in society. Examining banned books is one way into that awareness and engagement.