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Lesson Plan September 21, 2021

Celebrating Latinx Community Organizations and Leaders on the Frontlines

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Warm-up: Reflecting on needs in students’ own communities, and the leaders and organizations working to address those needs.

Introducing the Lesson: In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this lesson plan focuses on a collection of stories that highlight how Latinx leaders and organizations have played a critical role in meeting the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Introducing the Reporting: Students choose to read one or more Pulitzer Center-supported stories about Latinx leaders and community organizations. 

Reflection and Discussion: Sharing brief summaries of the stories students explored and discussing how Latinx leaders and community organizations are providing services and tackling challenges in their communities.

Extension Activities:

  1. Research and presentation on a Latinx community leader
  2. Research and presentation on a famous Latinx figure
  3. Writing a letter advocating for change
  4. Finding an underreported story in your local community

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