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AUTHOR

Janice Cohn

Janice Cohn is a psychotherapist and writer. She is the author of The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate (Whitman, 1995), which recounts the true story of events that took place in Billings, Montana, during the 1993 holiday season. For information about her professional background, visit www.drjanicecohn.com .
LEARNING PLAN

Experiences of the Enslaved

  • Explain the growing resistance to slavery and New Jersey's role in the Underground Railroad.
  • What were the violent and non-violent methods of resisting slavery?
  • How does Harriet Jacobs' narrative shape our understanding of the system of American slavery?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Love

  • How does understanding and acceptance of ourself help us love those around us?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    THE MOMENT

    65 Years After 'Brown v. Board'

    This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools. These resources serve as a reminder of the brave first steps 9-year-old Linda Brown took, and of the distance we still have to go.

    LEARNING PLAN

    Nicole Aitken - Justice

  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • What additional progress has to happen for everyone to live in a just society?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains