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Junior Great Books Students
on CBS News!

Seventh graders at The Lexington Academy in New York City had an incredible discussion about Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus,” which is about the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to people around the world.

Great Books Connections

Unlocking the Power of Inquiry-Based Learning

Bill Siegel

Bill Siegel is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker and vice president of School Programs for the Great Books Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit educational organization.

The origin of the word “educate,” the Latin word educo, means to bring out or pull from, and develop from within.
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Talking about Banned Books Week

Joseph Coulson, President, Great Books Foundation.

Here are four books that according to the American Library Association have been banned or challenged in the United States over the last five years: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; The Color Purple by Alice Walker; and
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Congratulations 2016 MacArthur Fellows!

We’re especially delighted the MacArthur Foundation honored poet Claudia Rankine for her work “illuminating the emotional and psychic tensions that mark the experiences of many living in twenty-first-century America.” Foundation president Joseph Coulson taught Citizen, her most recent book, at the Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University earlier
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