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March 26, 2021

Scholar Activism: Student Presentations to a Community Panel

Tch Laureate Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe teaches ELA at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (BSSWA) in New York City, a secondary school where teachers refer to their students as Scholar-Activists. She’s developed a unit on Scholar Activism for her middle school students to give them a better idea of what that title means and the honor it carries.

So far, we’ve explored the following questions:

What, exactly, is scholar activism, and why is it important to teach our students about scholar activism in the classroom?

How might we create a scholar-activist experience?

What connections can we make to help us collaborate with our communities as scholar-activists?

How might we engage our students in community action projects?

How might we use the physical space in our classrooms as a learning tool?

In this post, Geneviève shares how her students present their work to a community panel.

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