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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Edutopia

Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started. I added this pin to show teachers how we can use social media.

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A foreign language learning website for nine of the most common languages taught in America. It has grammar and pronunciation activities.

REQUIRED FOR ENGLISH 319 Mississippi: An American Journey by Anthony Walton – A black Chicagoan travels to Mississippi, contemplating the history of slavery and civil rights in one of America’s most racially charged states, weaving in historical stories of his own family, poetry, songs, and pictures as he considers racial complexity and the impact of a racist past. Please see website for assignment.

Mississippi: An American Journey by Anthony Walton *This book is required for English 319 students - please see the school website for additional instructions regarding your assignment*

REQUIRED FOR ENGLISH 108 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Scout Finch looks back at her childhood in a small southern town during the 1930s and how she was thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when her lawyer father, Atticus, chooses to defend a black man charged with raping a white girl. This book is only for incoming accelerated freshmen. Repeating this book will not receive credit for summer reading.

To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee This was my absolute favorite book as a young girl, and I still get so much out of it every time I revisit it. Atticus and Scout helped make me who I am, and that's one of the ways you know a GREAT book from a good one.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafazi – Malala was 15 years old when the Taliban took control of the part of Pakistan where she lived, she stood up for the rights of girls to get an education, and she was shot in the head, but not even a murder attempt could stop her from becoming a global peace advocate and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. (327 pages, Lexile: 1000)

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden – Shin Dong-hyuk shares his true story of being born inside Camp 14 – one of North Korea’s political prisons – and his life within its walls before his dangerous escape to South Korea. (210 pages)

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden. (Biography of an escaped man from a North Korean labor camp)

Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore – The author, a scholar and military veteran, analyzes the factors that changed his life when he meets another Wes Moore, also from his same neighborhood but whose own life led to crime and a life sentence in prison. (160 pages)

The newest book by Wes Moore (author of The Other Wes Moore). He visited Charlotte not too long ago.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – Lia’s world is broken when her best friend dies as a result of anorexia, and she struggles with having the same eating disorder herself. (278 pages, Lexile: 730)

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest.

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon – In a future society where disability and disease has been eradicated, a man is offered the chance to try an experimental “cure” for autism, wondering how the treatment would change who he is as a person. (378 pages)

The Speed of Dark (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Elizabeth Moon, it's a real look at Autism and the "cures" except in this novel there is one. It's a thinking novel. This is not bodice ripper fluff.

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar – While navigating his freshman year and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he develops a survival guide for high school. (279 pages, Lexile: 560)

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar – While navigating his freshman year and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he develops a survival guide for high school.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina is taken from obscurity and her only friend Mal to become a protégé of the mysterious Darkling who trains her to join the magical elite, believing she has the power to destroy the monsters of the Shadow Fold. (358 pages, Lexile: 800)

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?