Resources to Help You Celebrate Juneteenth

Posted by Shipley on Jun 19, 2020 7:15:00 AM

June 19 marks a critically important day in our country’s history: Juneteenth, celebrating the end of enslavement in the U.S. and dating back to 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Members of The Shipley School’s History Department wanted to share a bit about the importance of this day, the origins of it, and a few resources and events for those interested in learning more or attending celebrations. We encourage members of our community to reach out to the History Department to further discuss and/or explore ways in which dialogue about Juneteenth, in particular, and diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, in general, can be expanded.

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Topics: character education, Parenting, Cultural Fluency, DEI

Music Helps Us to Remember: Learning Language and Cultural Literacy through Song

Posted by Nate Schwartz on Oct 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Do you forget much of your high school Spanish but still remember all of the Spanish-speaking countries in lyrical form, along with the tune to the song that helped you to memorize them? Will you never forget the name of Paris’s most majestic avenue, not because you visited, but perhaps because your French teacher taught you the classic tune, “Champs-Élysées,” decades back? Music helps us to remember. Many of my greatest linguistic and cultural learning experiences involve music, and while they are too plentiful to recount all of them here, I’ll share a couple…

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Topics: Cultural Fluency

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