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In two readings and discussion, students explore the benefits of eating in season and supporting local farmers and consider some of the criticisms of local food arguments, including the concept of "food miles."
Students learn about the history and importance of play, and consider games, good and bad.
Students consider the leadership of Nelson Mandela by reading and discussing quotes about and by him.
Students consider facts, myths and perspectives about Thanksgiving Day, including Native American perspectives.
In this Circle activity, students consider what "bullying" means, learn about the controversy over bullying in the Miami Dolphins, respond to a variety of statements about this controversy, and consider how we can stand up to bullying.
Parent and TM contributor Jinnie Spiegler argues that literature should stay at the center of the ELA curriculum.
An introductory Circle invites participants to consider values that are important to them and the group.
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement's 1963 March on Washington is a great teaching opportunity. We offer some helpful resources.
Our age-appropriate classroom lessons and activities for grades K-12 aim to deepen your students' understanding of September 11 and develop their critical thinking skills. The guide, written by Morningside Center executive director Tom Roderick, also includes recommended books and other teaching ideas.
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