INTERMEDIATE & MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
WHAT CAN YOU LEARN? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Social justice learning and action that can be taken close at hand during these uncertain times
Arising from the words and work of our Jane Addams Children’s Book Award authors and illustrators, we are creating and posting to social media three inquiry and social action activities a week for intermediate and middle school students at home during the coronavirus shutdown. All our activities to date are collected below. Click on the titles below each picture and find materials from the author and guiding questions for reading, writing, reflection, and action.
Debbie Levy: Ask Open Ended Questions
Kadir Nelson: Challenging Us to Fill Our Days With Creating
Lucia M. Garcia & Lulu Delacre: Special Librarians and Special Stories
Elizabeth Suneby: A Window into a Girls’ School in Afghanistan
Lesa Cline-Ransome & James E. Ransome: Ask Why
Duncan Tonatiuh: Looking at Injustice
Susan L. Roth: Let’s Hold Hands!
Cynthia Levinson: Write Your Own Hero’s Journey
Renee Watson: Have a Conversation About Making Joy
Linda Sue Park: Empathize and Make Your World a Better Place
Andrea Daviw Pinkney and Brian Pinkney: No Matter How Old You Are, You Can Make a Change in the World
Rafael Lopez: Dare to Engage
Vanessa Brantley-Newton: Celebrate Our Differences & Similarities
Be a Seedfolk for Earth Day
Javaka Steptoe: Inspiration for Your Words & Art
Rise, Resist, Raise Your Voice Today!
Thanhha Lai: Language Changes Who You Are
Lois Lowry: Grapples with 1918 pandemic shutdown
Christopher Paul Curtis: Close Reading of Characters Fictional and Real
Carole Boston Weatherford: “Notes that echo history”
Three Voices: Margarita Engle and poetry of perspective
Faith Ringgold: Remember to get the colors in!
Jacqueline Woodson: ‘Writing & Reading = Hope X Change’
Veera Hiranandani: Dare to write another’s diary, what do you learn about their perspective?
Jewell Parker Rhodes: Thurgood Marshall, Emmett Till, and You
To Students At Home, Malala, “Have Fun & Be Productive!”