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Understanding Human Rights with Free?: Stories about Human Rights

Nicholas Darlinton, an eighth grade English teacher at First Sage Valley Middle School in Caldwell, Idaho, believes in the value of teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the lens of literature. Yet he struggled for years to find the right stories in the student reader that would bring the individual rights to life […continue]

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Studying Other Cultures

Suzanne Sullivan, who participated in the 2013 New York City Seminar, teaches 8th graders a Language Arts curriculum that focuses on the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement and a Social Studies curriculum rooted in American History. The cohesive units help students make meaningful connections as they explore identity, history, the role of religion in […continue]

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Teaching with The Journey That Saved Curious George

Sandra Sullivan, a Modern Literature teacher at St. Pius X High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, received a mini-grant to purchase sixty copies of The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond. The book came to Ms. Sullivan’s attention after […continue]

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Survivor Stories Club

Shannon Galloway’s students read Holocaust survivor Bronia Brandman’s The Girl Who Survived as well as other memoirs and books about the Holocaust as part of a larger project focusing on stories of survival. As part of their work, they had email correspondence with Ms. Brandman and participated in several cultural activities with the help of […continue]

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Adopt a Survivor Project

This grant provided funds for a local Holocaust speaker and child survivor of the Holocaust, Mr. Henry Golde, to come to the New London school district. Students in Ms. Menning’s class began by sharing their current Holocaust work and inquiry studies and then introduced Mr. Golde to an audience that included bilingual students, Culture Club […continue]

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What Matters: Connecting Meaningful Literature to the Content Areas

This grant paid for a set of curriculum materials and experiences that would help pre-service teachers bring meaningful literacy experiences to their content-area teaching. Participants included 64 education, 4-8, and ESL certification seekers in the education program at the University of North Texas. The work focused primarily on the Holocaust, but participants selected one of […continue]

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