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What High Engagement Texts Do You Use?

Rachel Pickett 10th grade Social Studies

Maybe this thread could be the start of a resource... over the last month I've been discovering texts that my students have been really engaged by. Such texts can be a great anchor for a lesson, unit or concept. They can also be a great entry point to develop social justice in the classroom!

Footbinding in China
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8966942

Hammurabi's Code (I created an adapted version... about 30 laws)

Modern Day Child Slavery for Cocoa Beans
http://vision.ucsd.edu/~kbranson/stopchocolateslavery/atasteofslavery.html

Excerpts from the novel Sold -- about child trafficking into sexual slavery

(can you tell we're in a unit about slavery?)

What text do your students get really, really into??

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