Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond: Complimentary Slideshow for Classroom Use Now Available

We are pleased to share a new resource for Pulitzer Prize–winning sociologist Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America, out in paperback on March 26, 2024. Click here to access and download an extensive PowerPoint presentation, created to aid and enhance the teaching of the book and easily adaptable to meet educators’ classroom needs. In this landmark

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NOW AVAILABLE: Teacher’s Guide for Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America

Penguin Random House Education is pleased to announce that a teacher’s guide for Poverty, by America by sociologist Matthew Desmond is now available. Click here to view and download this free educator resource, featuring discussion questions, classroom activities, prompts for further research, and more. The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty

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Educator’s Guide: Teaching the Impact of 9/11

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a moment to reckon with our past and reimagine our future. To help educators engage with the complex impacts of 9/11 in the classroom, Valarie Kaur—Sikh activist and author of See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love—has created a guide for teaching and learning

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Connecting Through Literature: A Story of a Teacher and Her Student

Contributed by Michelle Kuo, author of Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship Every teacher has likely experienced two emotions: the feeling that you’ve gotten through to a student and the feeling that you’ve let him down. In the first, the classroom is a powerful place of human connection, and the

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World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations recognizes February 20th as World Day of Social Justice. This year’s theme is a Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy. Read more about the importance of social justice for peace and security in today’s world. We’ve provided a few books centered on social justice issues including disability justice, antiracism and

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