Marsha P. Johnson: A Behind The Scenes Look At Flocabulary Lesson Creation

Marsha P. Johnson: A behind the scenes look at Flocabulary lesson creation

Flocabulary helps students grow empathy and understanding with content that reflects students' identities and cultures and introduces them to new perspectives. Our content team thoughtfully creates each lesson and in this post, we're highlighting the creation of a social studies lesson for the historical figure and activist, Marsha P. Johnson. We asked a few of our lesson creators about the lesson creation process which takes them through a in-depth process of researching standards, history, writing lyrics with Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary terms, a finally into the creation of video, animation, and the music. How were the lyrics written…

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How Flocabulary Approaches Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In Our Content

How Flocabulary approaches diversity, equity, and inclusion in our content

Representation matters, whether it’s in a big Hollywood blockbuster or a classroom. Flocabulary’s lessons are shown to students all over the world, which is why diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a priority in our content. We hope to support every student’s identity by creating content students can see themselves represented in.We love when educators share their students’ excitement with how we portray diversity, equity, and inclusion in our lessons. Check out this story that MC Educator Andrea Runnels posted in our Facebook Group: While representation and diversity, equity, and inclusion are all key parts of our creative process, we…

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Writing To Celebrate Student Voice: Flocabulary Visits Standing Rock

Writing to Celebrate Student Voice: Flocabulary Visits Standing Rock

At the start of 2017, Flocabulary traveled to Standing Rock, ND to work one-on-one with students in the community. Why the trek from our hometown of Brooklyn to the Great Plains? The students in this community are Lyric Lab pros, and with the school’s special focus on the arts as part of the nationwide Turnaround Arts program, we wanted to collaborate to offer avenues for student voice and expression in a community embroiled in a national controversy.

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