We denounce racism and violence against the Black community, including the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other victims. We stand with Black families, educators, and communities in the fight against racial injustice and systemic oppression in America. Education can play a critical role in political and social change, but only if we as a society are intentional about the perspectives we teach and how we ask students to think. The role of Actively Learn in this broader movement is to help students understand and discuss the history of systemic oppression of Black people, learn from resistance movements and civil rights activists, connect with experiences that speak not only to difference but also to our shared humanity, and honor marginalized populations and voices that are all too often missing from the record.
Educators can find a growing set of assignments that speak to this commitment throughout our Catalog, currently highlighted in the “Racism & Resistance” and “Black History & Literature” collections. Much like the students we serve, we are constantly learning and striving to improve. We invite you to suggest other ways we can promote understanding and inspire change; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texts (and videos!) for ELA, Science, and Social Studies with scaffolds and higher-order questions
Find what you teach and great texts & videos to pair with it. Or add anything you like.
Assess where your students are at, provide immediate feedback, and watch them improve.
I think that it will be very hard to get to Mars.
Look at ¶4 for evidence. Try again.
Without refueling stations in space, it will be very hard...
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