Lesson Plan Clips
UNIT 1 LESSON 2: WHY DO OUR STORIES MATTER
Ezra Awumey to his grandfather, Sam Harmon
Gloria Flores talks to classmate Joseline Mejicanos about her struggle to become a straight A
UNIT 1 LESSON 3: RECORDING DAY. SELF-INTRODUCTION
Pallak Malhotra, a student at High School for the Arts in Business in New York City, talks about her hopes for the future and what makes her proud.
Corvan Dixon, a student at Gateway Institute of Technology in St. Louis, talks about his best and worst memories, and how he wants to be remembered.
UNIT 1 LESSON 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMON APPLICATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION
Noe Rueda talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez, about launching his first business venture.
UNIT 1 LESSON 5: THE POWER OF PLACES WE REMEMBER
Antoinette Franklin and her niece, Iriel Franklin, talk about relocating to Houston after Hurricane Katrina.
UNIT 1 LESSON 6: THE POWER OF PEOPLE FROM OUR PAST
Cousins Cherie Shanks Johnson (CSJ) and James Ransom (JGR) remember their neighbor and
Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine.
UNIT 1 LESSON 7: THE POWER OF PAST EVENTS
Nicholas Peart talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
UNIT 1 LESSON 8: EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Joshua Littman, a twelve-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah.
UNIT 1 LESSON 9: WHAT MAKES AN IMPORTANT STORY?
Jonathan Villafane, a student at the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in Brooklyn, NY,
remembers his experience being bullied in middle school, and talks about what his life is like now.
UNIT 2 LESSON 1: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez remembers how teachers changed the names of Mexican-American students during the 1950s.
UNIT 2 LESSON 3: WHAT IS A PERSONAL ASSET?
Julio Diaz remembers being robbed on a subway platform in the Bronx.
UNIT 2 LESSON 5: YOU HEAR ME, BUT ARE YOU LISTENING?
Tierra Jackson talks to her former dean, John Horan, about her experiences struggling through
the Chicago school system as a teenager.
UNIT 2 LESSON 6: OTHER PEOPLE AND OUR IDENTITIES
Omar Leech tells his friend Lenear Pryor about life as a gang member.
UNIT 2 LESSON 7: PEER INTERVIEWS
Minister Beau Harris talks to his daughter Kioni “Popcorn” Marshall about the changes their family
has seen over the years.
UNIT 2 LESSON 8: UNPACKING YOUR STORY
Monica Mayer speaks to her friend Spencer Wilkinson, Jr. about how her father took her and her sisters out to work in his old homestead one day in order to teach them a very important lesson about their education.
UNIT 3 LESSON 1: GOING TO COLLEGE AND ACHIEVING CAREER SUCCESS
Blanca Alvarez tells her daughter Connie about illegally crossing the border from Mexico to the United States.
UNIT 3 LESSON 2: GRIT AND THE GROWTH MINDSET
Daisha Cooper talks about participating in her first beauty pageant and the lessons she learned along the way.