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        Understanding Character: The Life of Percy Julian

        In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch video dramatizations of Percy Julian's struggles with racism and how he refused to let it limit his possibilities in life. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore an English language arts focus on understanding character. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities. This resource is part of the Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection.

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        Funder: Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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