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It's Time to Talk About Dr. Seuss

In light of a new study revealing stereotyped characters across Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, published just before Read Across America Day, how can educators engage students in a critical discussion of this canonical author?
LEARNING PLAN

Becky's Class

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    THE MOMENT

    Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    March 7 marks the 54th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the day state troopers brutalized peaceful protesters during a march in Selma, Alabama. News reports of the event helped drive the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the fight for voting rights continues. In this edition of The Moment, find resources you can use to teach about the ongoing struggle.

    LEARNING PLAN

    11th Grade Advisory

  • How does our implicit bias impact our daily interactions?
  • How can acknowledging our biases help us to combat inequality?
  • How can we take action in our own communities to mitigate injustice?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Civics
    History
    SEL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Tolerance

  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Teaching Tolerance

  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Social Studies
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains