These two documents are recommendations to teachers of ELA 1 and 2 (Freshmen and Sophomores) for contemporary literature and supplemental materials (articles, videos, etc.). They are entitled "Contemporary Texts (Black Excellence)" which includes Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ibram Kendi among others, and "Materials & Texts (Black Excellence in Music)." From the Materials & Texts, I would recommend you follow the first link, "Savage" Perfomance - Saturday Night Live." The link itself is actually mislabeled. The video it links to is really and interview featuring Lizzo and Dave Letterman commenting on the George Floyd story. For additional nauseating content, feel free to search YouTube for Megan Thee Stallion's performance of "Savage" on SNL to get an idea of the sort of pop-culture icons ELA teachers are holding up for your children to admire.
Submitted: Sep 06, 2021