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As you may know if you’ve been reading along (Are you reading along??), PFLASA gave grants to teachers this summer to further their education.
Ms. Gritte and Ms. Skaer went to a training together (How fun!). Here’s a note from Ms. Gritte:
 
Mrs. Skaer and I attended the Teaching from the Archives: Social Justice in the Archives training this summer together. We gathered materials and conducted research over Julia Alvarez’s work in creating Return to Sender, a novel about the migrant worker’s plight in America. We prepared lessons using archival material from the Harry Ransom Center at UT, acquired archival-material based lesson plans from other teachers in the training, and had the opportunity to enhance our curriculum for In the Time of the Butterflies. We will be taking what we learned in this training into our writing conferences, research paper, and content in the Fall semester of English I Pre-AP. I don’t have pictures of us at the conference, but I have attached an image that we were able to access in the archives. It’s amazing to see the research process Alvarez went through in creating her novels. Thank you so much for your help!