Weekly Accessible Learning Activities: Black History Collection, March Madness, Vocabulary Videos

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Every Wednesday, we shine the spotlight on five student activities that support a wide range of learners. In this week’s roundup of accessible activities, we invite students to explore one of the largest private collections of black history, reflect on their relationship with their grandparents, look closely at a picture, to share their March Madness predictions and watch 15-second vocabulary winners. videos.

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1. Learn about one of the the largest black history collections.

In this Lesson of the day, students discover an unexpected location of a vast black history collection: the home of a 90-year-old former teacher. Students will discover her collection through texts and videos, then organize their own exhibition of works of art from the collection of Elizabeth Meaders.

3. Respond to a picture on March Madness.

This Image prompt asks students if they’ve taken a break or joined a pool for this year’s NCAA basketball tournament? They can share the predictions they made in the comments section and read some tips on choosing a draw for the men’s or women’s tournament.

4. Look closely at a photograph.

In this What’s going on in this picture, students comment on a photograph originally published elsewhere in The Times and join in a moderated conversation with other young people around the world. They can read what other students have said about the image and then share their thoughts in the comments section.

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