Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources About Human Trafficking and Slavery Today

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Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today:

Where the World’s Slaves Live is from The Atlantic.

Almost 46 Million People Live in ‘Modern Slavery’ is from Voice of America.

You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app is ingenious.

June 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On The “Hamilton” Musical

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Here are new additions to The Best Teaching/Learning Resources On The Musical, “Hamilton”:

100,000 Students Across The U.S. Will Probably See ‘Hamilton’ Before You Do is from The Huffington Post.

‘Hamilton’: A Story Of US is from NPR.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute has a ton of teaching resources on Alexander Hamilton. Their interactive features are best (scroll to the bottom of this page). You can only access them, however, if you register with a school email address.

THE TOP TEN BOOKS FOR HAMILNERDS BY SARAH GROSS, DONALYN MILLER, AND MELISSA POSTEN is from The Nerdy Book Club.

THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WHO INTRODUCED LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA TO ALEXANDER HAMILTON is from Newsweek.

The inside story of how the biggest show on Broadway teamed with two nonprofits to immerse high school students in American history—and challenge them to create their own performances. is from Scholastic.

“Hamilton” actresses on how Broadway show empowers is from CBS News.

What ‘Hamilton’ Forgets About Hamilton is from The New York Times, and provides and important perspective.

June 23, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Harms Students & Their Families

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As you’ve probably already heard, the United States Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s immigration plans – this lets the lower court ruling opposing it stand.

It’s a huge blow to many of our students and their families.

Vox’s article, A Supreme Court tie all but kills Obama’s plans to protect millions of immigrants, provides a good analysis of what has happened and what might occur in the future.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On President Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration.

June 22, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Congressman John Lewis: “Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way”

You are no doubt aware of the sit-in going on now in the House of Representatives led by legendary Congressman John Lewis.

I’ve previously shared a number of important resources about Congressman Lewis — you can find them all here.

My favorite related classroom resources is “You Must Find A Way To Get In Trouble,” a writing prompt I use based on one of his speeches.

CNN has just published a good article about the sit-in featuring a short video interview with Congressman Lewis that would be a great companion to that writing prompt exercise (the video is not embeddable at this time).

Here’s an excerpt from that CNN article:

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June 22, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Race & Racism

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Here are new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More:

7 findings that illustrate racial disparities in education is from The Brown Center.

White kids, rap lyrics and the question of racism is from The L.A. Times.

When Black and White Children Grow Apart is from The Atlantic.

What did my father mean to his black male students? Everything. is from The Washington Post.

Where Are All the Principals of Color? is also from The Atlantic.

America Needs More Black Men Leading Its Classrooms is from Slate.

How to Get More Men of Color Teaching in the Classroom is from The Atlantic.

Increasing Teacher Diversity Could Be a Game-Changer for Students’ Academic Attitudes is from Real Clear Education.

A Teacher Satisfaction Gap? New Study Shows Teachers of Color Less Happy in Their Schools is from The 74.

The Crucial Need to Expand the Non-White Teacher Pipeline is by Marian Wright Edelman.

June 20, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Today Is World Refugee Day – Here Are New Resources

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Today is World Refugee Day.

Here are a few more resources I’m adding to my extensive The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day:

The world’s least developed countries are also the ones hosting the most refugees is from Quartz.

Refugees, Displaced People Surpass 60 Million For First Time, UNHCR Says is from NPR.

A Refugee Record is from The Atlantic.

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