Grade 6

 
teen girl pointing to herself
Making Your Voice Heard

What is the story that only you can tell?









Woman speaking into a microphone

Listening Is an Act of Love

Source: StoryCorps

Do you know someone whose story should be heard—and remembered? StoryCorps is a spectacular project in which people just like you, your family, and your friends sit down to chat and record stories from their lives. Visit the site to hear some amazing tales and watch a few videos. When you’ve finished, click the “Record Your Story” link to find out how you, too, can see to it that the stories of your family and friends get heard.












Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay

Ai Weiwei Alcatraz tour: Legos, protest songs and prison cells

Source: The Los Angeles Times

Although detained in China for being critical of the Chinese government, Ai Weiwei still manages to create art supporting human rights and free speech. Read this photo essay about a visit to Alcatraz, a former military prison, and view Weiwei’s art made of Legos that speaks up for people from around the world who were imprisoned or exiled from their countries.


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