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Where I'm From, a poem by George Ella Lyon, writer and teacher

Where I'm From, a poem by George Ella Lyon, writer and teacher
In response to the fear- and hate-mongering alive in our country today, I have joined Julie Landsman?a writer, teacher, and activist based in Minneapolis?to create the I Am From Project. We want to gather the diversity of our voices, and we plan to archive the results online and to present them, in some form, in D.C. The Kentucky Arts Council has wrapped up my Where I'm From? “Where I'm From” grew out of my response to a poem from Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet (Orchard Books, 1989; Theater Communications Group, 1991) by my friend, Tennessee writer Jo Carson. In the summer of 1993, I decided to see what would happen if I made my own where-I'm-from lists, which I did, in a black and white speckled composition book. Since then, the poem as a writing prompt has traveled in amazing ways. I hope you won't stop there, though. Where to Go with "Where I'm From" Remember, you are the expert on you. Where Others Have Gone with "Where I'm From" Related:  Human Rights - Nelson MandelaRights & Racism

Strangers This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Strangers directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, and the theme of racism. Students predict a story, watch a short film, speak about racism and write a narrative. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate(B2.11) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Predicting a story, watching short film, speaking and writing a narrative Topic: Racism Language: Adjectives to describe character and appearance, and narrative tenses Materials: Short film, discussion questions and anti-racism posters Downloable materials: strangers lesson instructions anti-racism posters racism discussion questions Support Film English Film English remains free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Realia (forts.) - engelska - åk8 Ansvarig/Ansvariga: Maggie MorkosNär, under vilka veckor? HT13: v.34-43 Vad? Realia (english speaking country) : Australia En allsidig språkinlärning via realia. Huvudsyftet är att lära sig så mycket som möjligt om engelsktalande länder. Nu jobbar vi på att avsluta projektet genom att få feedback på uppsatsen, förbättra den och visa det genom att redovisa om sitt tema muntligt. Frågeställning (och följdfrågor): Vi startar projektet med dessa frågor: - Vad kan jag om Australien? Under projektetsgång jobba vi vidare med dessa frågor: - Vad kan vi lära oss om engelska språket? - Hur skiljer sig Australien från Sverige? Centralt innehåll från kursplanen: Vi kommer att jobba med: Levnadsvillkor, traditioner, sociala relationer och kulturella företeelser i olika sammanhang och områden där engelska används. Kunskapskrav, aktuella delar av matrisen: Se nedan för aktuella delar av matrisen som bedöms samt gradering inom förmågorna Hur? Hur ska vi arbeta? Tidsplan, när ska vi göra vad? v.37-38 - Redovisningar

Young Latinos: Born in the U.S.A., carving their own identity Sep. 14, 2018 / 8:40 AM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa, Sandra Lilley and Sarah Cahlan This report is part of #NBCGenerationLatino, focusing on young Hispanics and their contributions during Hispanic Heritage Month. Jason Mero, 18, headed off to Brown University this fall proudly staking claim to his Latinx heritage, ever mindful that the sacrifices his immigrant parents made opened the doors of the Ivy League to him. Born in Queens, New York, to parents who emigrated from Ecuador 30 years ago, Mero would ruminate with his family growing up about the challenges facing an American with Hispanic roots: how to deal with a more hostile environment against Latinos, and how to assert his U.S. citizenship, his birthright, while staying connected to his community. "My family growing up wanted me to stick with my Hispanic roots, but also did not want me to show those roots to the world outside," Mero told NBC News. Most of these young Latinos have one thing in common — they were born in the United States.

Talk about What can we learn from Nelson Mandela to make a difference? - Official WizIQ Teach Blog 539 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 532 Google+ 3 LinkedIn 3 inShare3 539 Flares × We teach language to help people communicate. Why do people want to communicate? ​ ​To express the human story through myth, inspiration and powerful transformation. ​ ​ Image credit: Paul Don Smith What can we teach students about Nelson Mandela through the power of video and multi-media? Let’s dig a little deeper to find out;) 1) The Video: I chose this BBC video as a modern day look at Mandela’s legacy beyond South Africa. Then we ask questions and dig a lot deeper. Beyond politics, what other dark forces in our human nature perpetuate the kinds of violence and prejudice that can seem to be so innate in humanity as to be chilling to the core. When we stare into the black hole of violence and face the shadow side of life, how to we remain optimistic, inspired and willing to risk all for the common good? Our better natures. Where are they when we need them? 2) Watch, think, and dig deeper. 3) WHO is Nelson Mandela?

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Racism An 80-year-old man has been found guilty in the killing of three men 41 years ago. A jury in Mississippi decided Edgar Ray Killen organized the murder of three civil rights workers in June 1964. He escaped murder charges but may spend up to twenty years in prison for manslaughter. Killen was first arrested 41 years ago but was released because of too little evidence. Police found new information recently and the trial reopened. Killen organized the gang that beat and shot to death Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, white New Yorkers, and James Chaney, a black man from Mississippi. 1. 2. Ku Klux Klan / murder / Mississippi / civil rights / white people / black people / segregation / racism / justice / skin color 3. 4. An 80-year-old man in a wheelchair should not go to prison. Talk first about the people in your neighboring countries. You could also talk about the following people: 'white' people, 'black' people, 'brown' people, 'yellow' people, etc. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3.

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