Accessible Weekly Learning Activities: Family Relationships, Greta Thunberg and Thrifting



Every Wednesday, we spotlight five student activities that support a wide range of learners. In this week’s roundup of accessible activities, we invite students to analyze a photo, watch a film about climate change, reflect on a meaningful family relationship, learn about the challenges of delivery people, and write on savings.

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1. Learn about the delivery people who are fighting for better working conditions.

In this Lesson of the day, students learn how food delivery men in New York City form watch groups to protect each other from the dangers they face on the job.

2. Think about an important family relationship.

In this Student opinion, students read an illustrated story about an artist’s relationship with his older brother, and then describe a meaningful relationship they have with a family member. In the comments section they can read what over 300 students have already shared and add their own thoughts.

3. Watch a movie about Greta Thunberg.

This Movie club The entrance portrays 18-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. She argues that politicians cannot solve the climate crisis; instead, she said, the solutions are between you and me. We invite students to weigh their own ideas to approach the problem.

4. Analyze a photo.

What is happening in this image? is a weekly feature that asks students to closely study an image and analyze what is happening. They can share their observations with hundreds of students around the world in the comments section.

5. Share a story about thrift stores.

Using a picture as prompt, students share their savings experiences and discuss whether they’ve noticed the trend’s popularity among their friends. They can share their answers, as well as any thrifty success stories, in the comments section.



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