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(A)wake

In this poem, the speaker traces the senseless killings taking place abroad and at home, with a particular focus on the African-American community. The speaker also calls communities to action to "grow our hope and heal our hearts" in order to live together in peace.
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Jessica Kobe
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Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Muslim Girls Design Their Own Culturally Appropriate Basketball Uniforms

This article details the experiences of members of a middle-school girls’ basketball team who were torn between playing a sport they loved and wearing culturally and religiously appropriate clothing.
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Joseph Erbentraut
Grade Level
6-8
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“We Lived in a Bubble”

Elizabeth MacQueen is the sculptor of Four Spirits, a monument built to memorialize the four girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. In her memoir, she discusses how the project revealed to her how sheltered she had been as a child growing up in Birmingham.
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Elizabeth MacQueen
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Literature

Margaret Batchelder, Immigrant Inspector (1903)

Margaret Batchelder writes to President Theodore Roosevelt to tell him how women inspectors welcome immigrants—with smiles and encouragement. Although not allowed to question the immigrants, the women make a difference in the immigrants' first experiences on shore.
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Gwenyth Swain
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Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

The U.N. General Assembly adopted the original version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The intention was to safeguard the international community against atrocities such as occurred during World War II.
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United Nations
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Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered this speech at the United Nations International Human Rights Day on December 6, 2011. The day commemorates the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain