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Orientation Video for Writing

Grade(s):

12

This short orientation video gives our users basic tools to navigate our writing collection with ease.

I am the moon

The Moon and Me

Grade(s):

11

This writing piece is the final draft of a short personal narrative. The author has two other writing pieces in this collection enabling us to trace his development as a writer through the years. Please see the related resources below to read his other work.

I am from turmeric and coriander

Where I'm From

Grade(s):

6

The assignment is a personal "I Am From" poem, detailing their personal lives and cultural roots, highlighting sensory language.

Each strum of her guitar was an antidepressant

This I Believe - Nate

Grade(s):

10

Tenth-grade students at the Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of their English Language Arts class, created This I Believe essays.

it is clear that the zero tolerance policy criminalizes youth

Personalized Learning, Not a School to Prison Pipeline

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9

A class of 9th graders at The Met High School in Providence, Rhode Island spent their first trimester learning about different philosophies of justice through watching, discussing and writing about Michael Sandel's Justice lectures, made free online by Harvard University. 

even if she survives she won't learn anything there

Second Chances and Assistance

Grade(s):

9

A class of 9th graders at The Met High School in Providence, Rhode Island spent their first trimester learning about different philosophies of justice through watching, discussing and writing about Michael Sandel's Justice lectures, made free online by Harvard University. 

mistakes of your youth are hard to escape

A Misleading Truth for a “Missing” Phone

Grade(s):

9

A class of 9th graders at The Met High School in Providence, Rhode Island spent their first trimester learning about different philosophies of justice through watching, discussing and writing about Michael Sandel's Justice lectures, made free online by Harvard University. 

there are always other solutions to a problem

Response to Rocky Choices

Grade(s):

9

A class of 9th graders at The Met High School in Providence, Rhode Island spent their first trimester learning about different philosophies of justice through watching, discussing and writing about Michael Sandel's Justice lectures, made free online by Harvard University. 

roughly 75 percent of processed foods contain GMO's

GMO? GM-No?

Grade(s):

11

During a "Food for All" expedition, students studied how the choices we make about food affect our health, the environment, and the welfare of animals.

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