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Beyond the Book: Creating a Comprehensive Unit for Born a Crime | Learners Edge

Beyond the Book: Creating a Comprehensive Unit for Born a Crime
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Young Reader’s Editions of texts provide an incredible opportunity to teach students new ideas in developmentally appropriate ways. However, designing a unit is no small feat. Teachers rarely have time to innovate their lessons, let alone an entire unit of study…until now! This course in the Beyond the Book Series allows you to design and create an instructional unit for Born a Crime. Explore historical information and multimedia resources about apartheid, including connections between apartheid and present-day human rights issues. Identify key themes related to identity and belonging, and analyze the text using a variety of comprehension strategies. Then, using best practices in Backwards Design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), create a variety of learning activities and a final project to create a dynamic, engaging unit!  By the end of this course, you will have a complete unit of study, and feel energized, confident, and ready to teach Born a Crime.
This course format builds from module to module in a way that allows you to work through each of the essential ideas in smaller, more focused segments. You’ll find the same great resources and applicable assignments, distributed over 10 modules.
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Summer 2024
Registration Open: Dec 16, 2023 - Jul 15, 2024
Coursework Due: Aug 15, 2024
Fall 2024
Registration Open: Mar 16, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024
Coursework Due: Nov 15, 2024
"It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime (Adapted for Young Readers)"
by Trevor Noah
A hard copy textbook is included in the course price. It will be sent via postal mail upon course registration. Flex Credit registrants must use the ISBN provided to acquire a copy of the text.
ISBN : 978-0-525-58219-9
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