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Teaching about Race & Racism Using Audio Stories

In early 2020 we wrote a blog post in response to George Floyd’s death and police violence towards Black Americans (ie: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, etc). As we head towards a new school year, we want to support educators in creating intentional spaces for students and community members to engage more…

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Teaching Juneteenth

We continue as a company to reflect on how we can better support educators in teaching about social justice in their classrooms and including diverse perspectives all year long. For Listenwise stories that are relevant to the Black experience in America, check out our blog posts on “Teaching about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,…

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The 1619 Project: Teaching Resources and Podcast Lessons

At Listenwise, we believe that teachers and students deserve fact-based stories that prompt thoughtful reflection and constructive conversations, resulting in deep learning about important topics and issues. We create instructional materials with the following goals in mind:  Developing literacy skills, academic vocabulary, and background knowledgePromoting critical and creative thinking Fostering social and emotional learning Encouraging consideration of…

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Teaching Resources for MLK Day

The mission of The King Center, dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, is to “prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology.” As Coretta Scott King explained, “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought…

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Podcast Stories of Black History

Polls indicate that in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death last summer, millions of people attended Black Lives Matter or police brutality protests. Estimates suggest that the number participating may have been 4-5 times as many as attended the 2017 Women’s Marches, which held the record previously. This data suggests that more than ever…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

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