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Nutrition and Human Rights Unit

Dear Colleagues:

As part of National Nutrition Month, the LINCS Health Literacy group is looking at nutrition resources for adult learners.  Yesterday, I mentioned that some resources combine health literacy with college and career readiness standards or integrate multiple content areas at the secondary level.  Below is a description of a particularly powerful and well written unit.  I'm including the LINCS Reading and Writing group because, while there is a considerable amount of mathematics content, there is a strong focus on English Language Arts.

Complex Text -- Primary Documents in Social Studies

Hello colleagues, A great way to bring complex texts into a social studies lesson is through primary documents such as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, The Bill of Rights, and excerpts from slave narratives and various other essential writers and thinkers.

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