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PBS NewsHour Segment On Generosity & Belonging – Here’s How I’m Using It In Class


Last night, the PBS NewsHour had a short segment titled When the easiest way to feel safe is offering help to others.

You can find the transcript at that link, and I’m embedding the video at the bottom of this post.

I’ve developed this prompt that I’ll give students after they read and watch the video:

What does Akhil Sharma say about generosity and belonging? Do you agree with what Sharma is saying? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences, your observations of others, and anything you have read, including Sharma’s essay.

I’m adding this post to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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