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Our kids are going back to school this fall. We must continue to foster an inclusive classroom and promote racial justice, no matter if we are virtual or face-to-face. With this in mind, HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is launching a new resource for educators. We are providing a book list and lesson prompts that delve into education on anti-Black racism, Black history, skin color and racism experienced by Asian, Indigenous peoples and Latinx people. 

On the last Wednesday of every month, check back here to see brand new lesson prompts to go with one of the books on our book list.

Download our complete book list now.

JULY LESSON PROMPT

March (Trilogy). By John Lewis. (Grade 4 and up) Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. March is a vivid first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation while reflecting on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

Questions

  • What was John Lewis’s life like as a child?
  • What things did Lewis experience during his childhood trip north that opened his eyes to the bigger picture of what the country could be like? What things were new to him?
  • What kind of protest did Lewis participate in as a college student? How was it dangerous?

Activities

  • Prepare a speech about something you like or something that is important to you. Gather objects or pets or other people in your house and deliver your speech the way Lewis preached to the chickens.
  • Make posters to advocate for something you believe in and stage a march around your house or outside in your neighborhood.

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