This lesson looks at a story about refugees who are reckoning with religion and identity while during Ramadan and explores concepts of home, community, and tradition.
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Students read and discuss stories featuring children with an incarcerated parent, then take action to find solutions to some of the challenges these children face.
Students write ekphrastic poems based on powerful photographs. They explore the stories photos tell, make personal connections to them, and amplify under-represented voices including their own.
Students create blackout poems to highlight themes explored in texts about the experiences of indigenous communities in North America.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
Students are invited to submit poems on peace and conflict to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest. The attached workshop guides teachers and students in how to craft a successful entry.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
Students will do a deep dive into the lives of the people whose stories they hear about in the news and will develop a deeper understanding on how one individual can have a global impact.
In this project, students explore how we are connected with people across the globe and dive deep into one specific item of their choice to research an issue connected to it.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
Students evaluate the status of freedom in Turkey using Freedom House criteria, and consider how freedom may be defined at home and around the world.
A project-based unit that engage students in the production of their own citizen journalism for Andrea Bruce's Our Democracy project.