My students come to school every day eager to learn. I teach 7th grade social studies in a large, urban district. There are approximately one hundred and fifty students in five sections.
The majority of my students identify as Hispanic/Latino, and most speak Spanish as their first language.
Several students start the year speaking no English. Despite the challenges they face these students are creative, and they love reading diverse books, technology, music, and art.
The families of my students truly want the best for their children and place a high value on education but often lack the means to provide the enrichment activities and additional resources that are necessary for their children to achieve educational success.
My students are eager to learn about the civil rights movement and the people who were involved. During the year after we watch video clips and movies and read about the civil rights movement the students reflect on what they have learned and write about what their believe their participation would have been. I am always amazed at how insightful the students are and how seriously they take this assignment.
It's important for students to see themselves reflected in the materials they read and these books allow students experience the diversity of the participants of the civil rights movement.
All of my students will be able to find a book that they can read and relate to.
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