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Black History Month

This document contains probing questions to use when planning lessons for Black History Month. It also contains resources such as books, articles, videos, and podcasts suitable for professional learning and lesson design.

 

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends

Each year, the United States sets aside the third Monday in January to remember the life and work of legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Use the following NewsHour Classroom resources to examine King’s impact on civil rights and his ongoing legacy.  The collection is from PBS (Public Broadcasting Station).

Rabbit 2023

The more we understand and appreciate each other, the more we strengthen the social fabric of our city and our schools.  This guide provides opportunities to recognize and celebrate Lunar New year with students. Lesson ideas for all grade levels are included.

Image of planet Earth from outer space

How can schools take action on Climate Change?  Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and schools have a role to play. In this resource you will find considerations when planning to teach Climate Science across all subjects, projects for students and activies for families and community engagement.

A human head surrounded by symbols of math science, Arts, sports

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.  Here is short guide to formulate questions to exercise critical thinking skills when planning a lesson.

Student with hand raised

The goal of a healing environment is radically simple: high-quality teaching and learning that supports individual students’ well-being, and supporting and developing students from early learning through secondary school to achieve academically.

Student with a guitar standing in front of a sign reading vote here

This document is a compilation of resources to support classroom discussions on the Civics for All Registered Comic.  Registered is intended for high school students. It can be used to teach and celebrate youth voice, the importance of registering to vote, and civic empowerment as a part of the Civics for All initiative.

Jackie Robinson

The comic that follows includes fictional characters, and semifictional settings, along with a great deal of historical facts and details about one of the most significant figures from our past. 

The NYCDOE Civics for All and Social Studies teams collaborated with Good Trouble Comics to create Barrier Breaker #1, a story of Jackie Robinson  intended for middle and high school students. 

Cogenerative Dialogues

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