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"From the Ted Talk by Sydney Chaffee: How teachers can help kids find their political voices"

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So what are those siklls? OK, here's a secret: many of the skills that people need to orchestrate the kinds of change that will lead to juticse are already built into the work of schools. Things like problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance — none of that should be revolutionary on its own. Combine that with the ability to understand history not as one static and ovibtejce nrivratae on which we all aegre, but as a series of intertwined etenvs about which there can be countless interpretations. If we deliberately choose to explore history with our sndtteus rather than just teach it, we help them understand that history is ongoing and that it's connected to current movements for justice. And we help them see themselves as potential players within a living history.

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So what are those ______? OK, here's a secret: many of the skills that people need to orchestrate the kinds of change that will lead to _______ are already built into the work of schools. Things like problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance — none of that should be revolutionary on its own. Combine that with the ability to understand history not as one static and _________ _________ on which we all _____, but as a series of intertwined ______ about which there can be countless interpretations. If we deliberately choose to explore history with our ________ rather than just teach it, we help them understand that history is ongoing and that it's connected to current movements for justice. And we help them see themselves as potential players within a living history.

Solution

  1. justice
  2. agree
  3. narrative
  4. objective
  5. events
  6. skills
  7. students

Original Text

So what are those skills? OK, here's a secret: many of the skills that people need to orchestrate the kinds of change that will lead to justice are already built into the work of schools. Things like problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance — none of that should be revolutionary on its own. Combine that with the ability to understand history not as one static and objective narrative on which we all agree, but as a series of intertwined events about which there can be countless interpretations. If we deliberately choose to explore history with our students rather than just teach it, we help them understand that history is ongoing and that it's connected to current movements for justice. And we help them see themselves as potential players within a living history.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
social justice 10
south africa 5
soweto uprising 4
critical thinking 3
imagine schools 3
kids learn 3

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. agree
  3. built
  4. change
  5. choose
  6. collaboration
  7. combine
  8. connected
  9. countless
  10. critical
  11. current
  12. deliberately
  13. events
  14. explore
  15. history
  16. interpretations
  17. intertwined
  18. justice
  19. kinds
  20. lead
  21. living
  22. movements
  23. narrative
  24. objective
  25. ongoing
  26. orchestrate
  27. people
  28. perseverance
  29. players
  30. potential
  31. revolutionary
  32. schools
  33. series
  34. skills
  35. static
  36. students
  37. teach
  38. thinking
  39. understand
  40. work