Empower Your Students with a Pages Interactive Workbook on Civil Rights and "Brown Girl Dreaming"

Greetings, fellow educators!

I'm thrilled to share a dynamic teaching resource that our team recently developed and think could be a fantastic addition to your classrooms. It's an interactive workbook, built using Pages, that revolves around the theme of civil rights, complemented by the powerful book "Brown Girl Dreaming" penned by Jacqueline Woodson.

This workbook has proven to be a transformative tool in our teaching approach, as it places the emphasis on student creativity and personal expression. Here's how this interactive gem can help your students thrive:

1. A Blank Canvas for Creativity: The workbook offers students the freedom to channel their creativity through drawings, photos, and videos related to civil rights and the themes of "Brown Girl Dreaming". This artistic approach not only deepens their understanding but also enables them to explore complex concepts in a visually engaging manner.

2. Voice and Choice Amplified: A standout feature of this workbook is the opportunity it gives students to record their own voices, allowing students to confidently reflect, and work efficiently without the need to type if they'd rather record.

3. The Power of the Written Word: Of course, writing remains a cornerstone of learning. This workbook seamlessly incorporates English/Language Arts themes such as poetry, and gives students many opportunities to reflect on their own lives and be creative.

In our experience, this interactive workbook fosters a more immersive and personalized learning environment. It encourages students to engage with the content on a deeper level and allows them to choose how they express their insights. Moreover, it aligns seamlessly with 21st-century skills and the technology-driven world we live in.

Check it out! Hopefully it will be helpful to you and your students!

Shared with permission of the School District of La Crosse Technology Department, Michael St. Pierre, and created by Janet Koll, Bethany Nugent, Jennifer Ruetten, Lisa Stundahl, and Michelle Todd.


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Posted on August 31, 2023

Impressive and beautiful book! I love the focus on identity and connection with the author. This will be so meaningful for student engagement. Thank you for posting and sharing this valuable learning resource!

Posted on March 14, 2024

Wow! I love your workbooks/learning journals. You have some amazing examples of how to use Pages as a powerful classroom tool. I have a unit in my ELA book on "Brown Girl Dreaming". and I will be using your resource for that.

There are so many plus sides to workbooks in Pages. And I love seeing how you have taken to an amazing and immersive level. I am sure the students love it.

Posted on April 08, 2024

@Brian that is so amazing to hear! And thank you so much! It is certainly helping us get things moving a little when it comes to integration :) I have loved joining these curriculum teams and creating content that teachers can take back and use in their rooms right away. Please let me know how it goes and if you have any feedback, please let me know! We are continuing to make these for other curriculum areas and I would love to continue improving them too!

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