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This page offers a Teacher Toolbox, a set of materials on the current KCC Reads book teachers can use, adapt or be inspired by: course syllabi, classroom exercises, assignments, exams, etc. In the English department, we have developed a number of such toolboxes that are used by members of our faculty—when teaching a course for the first time, for example, or when newly hired, and thus needing to familiarize themselves with assigned courses and with Kingsborough practices.

In connection with KCC Reads, we assemble this Teacher Toolbox for similar reasons. Many faculty adopting the book are teaching it for the first time. And so, this set of teaching materials can be most helpful.

Please read through the material below and use or adapt whatever parts are useful for your class. Know that this page is a work in progress. Any questions or ideas, suggestions for improvement, and, most especially, any additional teaching materials you have for inclusion in the Toolbox would be very much appreciated. If so, please send them to us at: kccreads@kbcc.cuny.edu.

KCC Reads

Teacher Toolbox :  Just Mercy

Class Materials  |  Online Resources  | Video Files  | Audio Files  |  LINKS

 

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~Teaching Materials & Readings: Individual Teachers & Classes~ 

 

Prof Wendy Chu's excellent Bibliography on Just Mercy:

The Online Version:
 
 
A PDF of the entire Bibliography:
 

 

Prof Maureen Fadem recommends the following: 

A Listing of Companion Texts for Teaching with Just Mercy: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFKnUy0tlbvQVJGMDFwN1B1MkU/view?usp=sharing

Her Syllabus for English 12 Freshman Composition Fall '16 w/Just Mercy as primary text:

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Author Bryan Stevenson's Letter to Readers of Just Mercy:

https://commonreading.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2015/05/Letter.pdf

An animated video/story by Destini Riley about her brother's incarceration:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/opinion/i-destini-race-policing-prisons.html

 

 Robert Schacter recommends the following interview with author Bryan Stevenson:
  
 
  
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~Online Teaching Resources~ 

A PDF of the Penguin/Random House Teacher's Guide for Just Mercy:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFKnUy0tlbvcVFGaE8xS3U3ZVE/view?usp=sharing

Penguin/Random House Common Reading Support:

https://commonreading.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2015/05/9780812994520.pdf

 Chapter Outline of Just Mercy:

https://commonreading.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2015/05/just-mercy-chapter-map.pdf

Discussion Questions from UW Madison:

http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/sites/default/files/Discussion_Questions_Just_Mercy_Final.pdf

More Discussion Questions from Mount Prospect Public Library:

https://mppl.org/check_it_out/book-discussion-questions-just-mercy-by-bryan-stevenson/

 

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~LINKS~ 
 
 
Prof Chu's list of Social Movements addressing issues in Just Mercy:
 
 
Prof Chu's Author / Book Page for Just Mercy:
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Videos of KCC Reads Events on Just Mercy:

 

 

 

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Books are available, for as long as they last, in Room M-386

This Teacher Toolbox is always under construction -- please send us your materials, resources or suggestions!

 

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