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Issue 41, September 2015 – CelebrationsIssue 41 Cover

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Change Agent, we turn our attention to—what else—celebrations! In this issue, students write about everything from private rituals to family- and community-based holidays, parties, graduations, commemorations, feasts, and fêtes. A special treat for this issue is the gorgeous cover art “Juneteenth on Oak Bluffs” and “Jubilee” on the back cover, both by Sonia Lynn Sadler. Continue reading


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Our seventh free lesson packet is available! In “Joys and Challenges of Holidays: Gathering Evidence from the Text,” learners use the graphic organizer in the current issue to analyze four essays about holidays.

Tech Tips for Teachers, a World Education blog, has posted a lesson idea that uses articles from the Celebrations issue of The Change Agent. Read “Making a Holiday Budget as a Financial Literacy Exercise” and leave your thoughts in the comments!

Free webinar on the new Celebrations issue of The Change Agent! See how you can use the student writing in this new issue not just to teach reading, writing, and math, but also to extend students’ knowledge in social studies and to align your teaching with the College and Career Readiness Standards. Watch the recording and download the slides.

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