To support teachers in commemorating Juneteenth, The New York Public Library has a new booklist, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles, which provides context and background information on this holiday for students of all ages.
Emily Dickinson forged her power of creativity and insight in the intimate environs of her beloved home, creating extraordinary poetry that touches the world. Visitors to the Emily Dickinson Museum can explore The Homestead where Dickinson was born, died, and did most of her writing.
Games are microcosms of the real world, making play and design a springboard for possibility. The Game Design Studio Toolkit supports teens in using game design to lead systems of change, engaging teens in individual and collective reflection and action as they create their own games.
The Center for Black Literature (CBL) at Medgar Evers College, in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and University of Pittsburgh School of Education, invites high school and college students of all ages to participate in the writing contest “Celebrating Black Writers: Voices Calling for Activism and Social Justice.”
BoomWriter is a simple-to-use and highly engaging writing platform that engages and inspires young writers. Students choose from one of BoomWriter’s story starts or write their own. Then they read, plan, and write the next chapter of the story.