Category: Inquire

Our Skin: A First Conversation about race

Our Skin Summary Young learners will have questions about race. Be ready to answer by grabbing a copy of Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race. This incredible resource, written by experts, will educate readers of all ages. The board book opens with a… Continue Reading “Our Skin: A First Conversation about race”

Saving American Beach

Summary AASL Standards Framework for Learners: Inquire/Think I.A.1 Learners display curiosity and initiative by formulating questions about a personal interest or a curricular topic. What would compel you to give up everything and fight for justice? For opera singer MaVynee Betsch, it was saving… Continue Reading “Saving American Beach”

Amira’s Picture Day Lesson Activity

Summary It’s the night before Eid, and Amira is busy preparing for the holiday celebration. She fills goody bags with candy and decorates her hands with henna. Her Eid shalwar kameez is hanging on the closet door, ready to wear to the masjid. Amira… Continue Reading “Amira’s Picture Day Lesson Activity”

Fatima’s Great Outdoors Lesson Activity

Summary Fatima Khazi is having a hard time at her new school. Classmates wrinkle their noses at the food she brings for lunch. They make of the way she pronounces words, and her grades are below average. But when she’s camping with her family,… Continue Reading “Fatima’s Great Outdoors Lesson Activity”

If You Come to Earth Lesson Activity

Summary If You Come to Earth, by Sophie Blackall, is an incredible treasure. The wondrous illustrations and storyline will fill your heart and mind with awe. Evocative artwork fills every page, inviting readers to notice our amazing world. You’ll appreciate the incredible amount of… Continue Reading “If You Come to Earth Lesson Activity”

Undercover Ostrich Lesson Activity

Summary If you were an ostrich, how would you disguise yourself? It can’t be easy. But the narrator of Undercover Ostrich believes that these large birds are experts at camouflage. The illustrations, however, tell a different story. When the narrator challenges readers to find… Continue Reading “Undercover Ostrich Lesson Activity”

Just Because Lesson Activity

Summary Are you looking for a book that shows readers how to ask compelling questions? If so, take a look at Just Because by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault. The story begins with a familiar bedtime scene. A little girl, tucked in her bed,… Continue Reading “Just Because Lesson Activity”

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Lesson Activity

Think of a time when a painting made you pause and wonder. What was it about the artwork that caught your attention? When Parker Curry was two years old, the portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama stopped her in her tracks. She was entranced… Continue Reading “Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Lesson Activity”

Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

Between Us and Abuela Summary Have you heard about La Posada Sin Fronteras? I just learned about this significant gathering by reading Between Us and Abueala: A Family Story from the Border. La Posada Sin Fronteras takes place at the border of the United… Continue Reading “Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border”

A Green Place To Be: The Creation of Central Park Activity

Summary Imagine a contest where you get to design a community park. What would you include in your plan? In 1858, architect Calvert Vaux had great ideas for a park in New York City. He entered a contest with Frederick Law Olmsted, a landscape… Continue Reading “A Green Place To Be: The Creation of Central Park Activity”

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