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  1. Mini Lesson: Beyond the Gender Binary
    23
    Jun

    Mini Lesson: Beyond the Gender Binary

    The objective of Pride is to show just that, pride! If you’re a part of the queer community, you’re celebrated, and if you’re an ally, your job is to educate yourself and others, respect the person’s identities, and accept them for who they are. Check out our lesson on identity here!

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  2. Mini Lesson: These Witches Don't Burn
    16
    Jun

    Mini Lesson: These Witches Don't Burn

    The 2015 legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S. has given book, television, and movie writers encouragement to incorporate queer characters into their works. Even though the queer community still has a long way to go for equal rights under the law, creative writers have mostly stepped up to the plate and incorporated various identities in their writing. Check out our lesson on queer and diverse characterization here!

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  3. Mini Lesson: One Life
    09
    Jun

    Mini Lesson: One Life

    Megan Rapinoe is a well-known women’s soccer player who has helped the U.S. women’s team win two World Cups, won an Olympic gold medal, and constantly uses her platform to advocate for equality. Check out our mini lesson here!

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  4. Accessibility & Engagement in the Evolving ELA Classroom
    07
    Jun

    Accessibility & Engagement in the Evolving ELA Classroom

    When ALL students are able to access the best that literature has to offer, the results can be amazing. Of course, creating these moments is not always easy. Fortunately, there has never been a better time to explore tools to improve accessibility and engagement, and we've got a great starting point!

     

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  5. Pride Month: More than Rainbows
    27
    May

    Pride Month: More than Rainbows

    Rainbow flags fly, the face tattoos are at Target, and every brand around has brightly colored versions of their products during Pride month. Learn about easy ways to integrate Pride into the classroom — including a free lesson plan!

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  6. Mini Lesson: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
    26
    May

    Mini Lesson: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

    When Genie “meets” new kid Quentin Sun for the first time in The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee, it’s on her way to school and he’s getting mugged by six grown men. The subsequent meetings are just as bizarre, but nothing prepares her for the epic battle Quentin has with an eight-foot tall giant. Check out the mini lesson for this book here!

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  7. Mini Lesson: Frankly in Love
    19
    May

    Mini Lesson: Frankly in Love

    In Frankly in Love by David Yoon, Frank Li is the barely-speaks-Korean-Korean son of Korean parents living in Southern California. His parents have sacrificed everything for him and have expectations of their son who simply wants to be a regular American teen, doing regular American teen things like falling in love—even if his love interest isn’t Korean. Check out the mini lesson for this book here!

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  8. Mini Lesson: Patron Saints of Nothing
    13
    May

    Mini Lesson: Patron Saints of Nothing

    In Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay, Jay Reguero is set to graduate in a few months and then begin school at the University of Michigan, but against his father’s suggestion, he travels to the Philippines to get answers about his cousin who was murdered in President Duterte’s war on drugs. Check out the mini lesson for this book here!

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  9. Mini Lesson: The Astonishing Color of After
    06
    May

    Mini Lesson: The Astonishing Color of After

    In The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan, Leigh Chen Sanders travels to Taiwan to meet her grandparents after the death of her mother. While in Taiwan, she forges a strong relationship with her grandparents, but she also uncovers family secrets and chases after ghosts, including her mother. Check out the mini lesson for this book here!

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  10. Driveway Lesson Planning: Celebrating AAPI Month
    30
    Apr

    Driveway Lesson Planning: Celebrating AAPI Month

    As Asian and Pacific-Island Heritage month confronts the attention turned to campaigns such as Stop AAPI Hate, teachers can add to students’ understanding of this moment of national attention to build empathy and bring attention to AAPI writers and creators. Michael Guevara shares his morning musings, plus a lesson plan to start this important conversation in the classroom.

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