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Book of the Month Club- Reading Books With a Social Justice Theme

In this ongoing course, we will discuss a different book with each meeting.
Rebecca Henry
17 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

11-14

year olds

3-12

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Description

Class Experience

I have been a classroom teacher for 15 years.  I always have found it important to address social justice issues and have found novels and stories to be the best bridge for discussion.  Teaching social justice through literature is something I have been practicing for years in my classroom and have worked with several students on the issue.  The way we will address the issues is just through discussion of the characters in the story and what we learn from them.
Students will read the book prior to our meeting.
You will need;
August- Genisis Begins Again by: Alicia D. Williams
September- Amal Unbound, by Aisha Saeed
October- The Parker Inheritance by: Varian Johnson
November- From the Desk of Zoe Washington by: Janae Marks
December- Brown Girl Dreaming by: Jacqueline Woodson

I will provide an optional journal.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
As a general practice, I always encourage parents to be aware of what their children are reading. You could read this alongside your child or on your own as well.

I also suggest parents look at Common Sense Media for specific information by title.  

These are books written for this age group that addresses social justice issues.  They will spark positive conversation!

This is from Common Sense Media:
"Genesis Begins Again" -- "There's occasional strong language by the parents ("damn," "hell," "Oh, God!" ) and slurs and mean nicknames about people's skin color." 
"The Parker Inheritance"-- "The story deals frankly and thoughtfully with both subtle and blatant racism in the 1950s and today. Most racial slurs are alluded to, not spelled out, though one character is called "tar baby," and another, "darkie lover." Some whites threaten a young black girl with a doll that has a noose around her neck. Characters also deal with divorce, bullying by peers, and gay identity. Though the issues are serious, they're woven skillfully into a suspenseful, page-turning plot, and there's warmth and lightness in the families and friendships."
The novels
August- Genisis Begins Again by: Alicia D. Williams
September- Amal Unbound, by Aisha Saeed
October- The Parker Inheritance by: Varian Johnson
November- From the Desk of Zoe Washington by: Janae Marks
December- Brown Girl Dreaming by: Jacqueline Woodson

Teacher

Rebecca Henry
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Experienced teacher with a passion for helping students build confidence in themselves through learning.
17 total reviews
62 completed classes

About Me

Hi there!  I am so excited to be here and offering both technology courses and ELA themed courses.  I have many great options coming to you as I build more classes.  

I have been a teacher for 15 years and have taught from Kindergarten- 8th grade... 
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