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StoryCorps wants your lesson plans, educators!

April is Celebrate Diversity Month and StoryCorps is looking for help to create lesson plans about culture, diversity, and identity based on their animations produced by their team.

The animation for April is a precious clip about a Mexican American named Ramón. Here is the summary of the short clip:

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students’ names. Here, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule. Т 

StoryCorps is not looking for a curriculum that is extensive or lengthy. They are curious about hearing from teachers to find approachable, engaging, and interactive ideas & resources to teach students about the material presented in the video. The completed plan will then be posted through sponsorship by TED-ED and can be used and shared via social media.

For Black History Month, StoryCorps used the short “Eyes on the Stars,” to educate students and received great responses. Follow the link here to see a sample and get an idea of how these videos and plans will be used.

**If interested, contact Jeremy Helton ( He can answer questions and share details.

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