Part 1: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
In this lively, hands-on virtual webinar, Kim Yaris, co-author of Reading Wellness and Who’s Doing the Work? will share the “Heart, Head, Hands and Feet” lesson—a powerful pathway to helping students learn about people who have done great things for their communities.
In addition to sharing many extraordinary picture book biographies for primary aged children, she will share an array of other picture books that can be used in K-3 classrooms to lay the foundation for civic mindedness.
Part 2: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Reconstructing and sharing family immigration stories in pictures and words can be a powerful tool for finding common ground and building empathy within and across diverse communities. Learn about Beth Olshansky’s work with newcomers in the Manchester School District and the partnership established with students in a rural New Hampshire community. Experience for yourself how words can bring a picture to life.
Immigrant and refugee students and native English speakers create and share stories about their own, or their ancestor's, journey to this country. They construct their family immigration stories using Image-Making Within The Writing Process, a collage-based approach to writing that using hand-painted papers created by each student. Through this rich, multimodal experience, students find common ground.
Once registered, receive free access to Mike Anderson's Democracy in Action in Elementary School course, which complements the above curriculum and is self-paced. A coupon code will be included with your confirmation email.
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