UNITED STATES The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week is “Celebrating Diversity.” Why do you think books by diverse authors or featuring diverse content are disproportionately challenged and banned? (Guardian) Learn more about challenged and banned books with our resources, polls, and maps. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas This week is Banned Books … Continue reading Banned Books Week: Celebrating Diversity
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … you’ve been reading the wrong horoscope. Thanks, NASA. What’s the difference between astronomy and astrology? … Oxford tops the overall rankings, but you need to go east to find the best young universities. Where did our explorers and grantees go to school? What … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned … … that you can download and print absolutely gorgeous Landsat maps of your state. DO IT! … “Elegy for the Arctic” is a haunting composition for piano accompanied by crumbling glacier. … an L.A. artist’s ’emancipation project’ encourages students to create … Continue reading 14 Things We Learned This Week!
Shakenya Humphries, this week’s Educator of the Week, makes language arts compelling by connecting readings and writings to real-world challenges. Shakenya teaches language arts at Washington School for Girls in Washington, D.C. Activity: Water Rights and Responsibilities Grade Level: 6-7 Time Commitment: Around 2 weeks Connecting Reading and Writing to Living Some students who live in inner-city schools struggle with language arts because they are … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Language Arts Goes Green
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … the Mariana Trench is so deep, you can hear earthquakes above you. … Mongolia is changing all its addresses to three-word phrases. (is.this.future?) … ships are too big. … the problem with professional development. … the most sophisticated science lab … Continue reading 15 Things We Learned This Week!