Read and write across america

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Read and write across america

NovemberRead Across America in March! Share stories that raise up the many voices that need to be amplified and heard and encourage readers to use their voices for positive change and to influence others to believe in themselves.

Read, Discuss and Explore: Head outside and have students spend minutes with eyes closed, listening carefully to the sounds around them. What did they hear? Ask students to make a list that describes the sounds or names the things they heard.

Talk as a group about what kids heard. Did they hear some sounds simultaneously? Could they hear distinctive sounds? Was there ever a moment when they heard no sounds at all? Have students use precise language to write a descriptive passage or poem about a favorite sound and why they love to hear it.

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But Clara feels compelled to help, and she and her parents turn to the Chinese consulate in the hopes they will investigate. Clara ultimately puts her own plan in action to try to save Yuming.

Goods commonly produced with slave labor and how consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery with the Slavery Footprint challenge by Made in A Free World. After reading Soldier Boy, discuss the plight of child soldiers with students.

Had they been aware that children are forced to serve as soldiers? What did they know about the conflicts in Uganda and in other countries? Encourage them to research these conflicts and their consequences for children who are forced to join armed groups: How many children are involved and where?

How are children used? What are the effects of their involvement?

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What happens to the children when they are no longer useful to the militia or military? Ask students to consider what kinds of support and help children would need to rejoin their families and community after being taken and forced to fight.

Have them research existing programs, such as Friends of Orphans, and brainstorm ideas for programs and policies that would help reintegrate child soldiers into their communities and help prevent, reduce, or resolve violent conflict. Additional Resources Learn how to encourage students be agents of change in their own lives at Teaching Tolerance.

Find strategies to use writing and silence as tools to help students explore a topic in depth from Facing History and Ourselves.If you are the kind of person who wants to follow along while you listen on-line, wants to go back in the audio to the important bits, wants to find that link we mentioned that you couldn't write down because you were driving or walking or working out, then this is your page!

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