Curriculum Connection
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Dive into a deep archive of curriculum resources to help you bolster your students' learning in the library. SLC's Curriculum Connection page houses lesson plans and activities written by librarians for librarians to help you engage students, address standards, collaborate with teachers, and continue evolving your practice. Learn best practices and strategies for teaching in the library. Click on "Read More" for access to the lesson plans around this month's theme, and use the search bar below to find ready-to-go and easily adapted activities to use in your library, no matter the subject, grade levels, or theme you're addressing with your students today.
Elementary School
Supporting Student Voice when Learning from Home
Article

What a difference a month makes. The last time I sat down to make sense of my world as a librarian I was a little frantic. I had just learned we would be teaching and learning from home for a number of weeks. I was revising my approach based on new learning environments that I had barely experienced with my students. Now, with the certainty that we'll finish this school year teaching and learning from home, my attention has shifted: what role can I play given our current remote environment and students' needs? As we enter our last month of school, one thing I want to do more of is to support students in using their voice and feeling connected.

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What a difference a month makes. The last time I sat down to make sense of my world as a librarian I was a little frantic. I had just learned we would be teaching and learning from home for a number of weeks. I was revising my approach based on new learning environments that I had barely experienced with my students. Now, with the certainty that we'll finish this school year teaching and learning from home, my attention has shifted: what role can I play given our current remote environment and students' needs? As we enter our last month of school, one thing I want to do more of is to support students in using their voice and feeling connected.

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Middle & High School
Curriculum Connections for Kent State
Curriculum Resources

Kent State by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic 2020) brings the voices of the tragic Kent State shootings to life to a new generation. Written in first person and in verse form, the book shifts from perspective to perspective—from students, to townspeople, to protestors, to the national guards who shot and killed four students—to illuminate the moment to moment of May 4, 1970, on the Kent State University campus. The book not only asks us to revisit the past, it also encourages readers to make connections between history and the present moment and become an active participant in both. This set of lesson plans, activities, handouts, and more will help you make the most of this release in the library and classroom.

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Kent State by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic 2020) brings the voices of the tragic Kent State shootings to life to a new generation. Written in first person and in verse form, the book shifts from perspective to perspective—from students, to townspeople, to protestors, to the national guards who shot and killed four students—to illuminate the moment to moment of May 4, 1970, on the Kent State University campus. The book not only asks us to revisit the past, it also encourages readers to make connections between history and the present moment and become an active participant in both. This set of lesson plans, activities, handouts, and more will help you make the most of this release in the library and classroom.

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