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Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration

Discussion Prompts

  1. Alexa and Beni are given their first quest: Find a plea for equality. At the start of the episode, what did you think this phrase meant? What does equality mean to you in your own life?
  2. Back in the 1800s, students used chalk and slates in class. This is pretty different from the technology and notebooks used today. What do you think it would be like to use slates and chalk at school? What would the classroom sound like?
  3. Educator Celestina Cordero spent most of her life fighting for girls of all races to have the right to attend school. What is something you feel is worth standing up for? How would you feel if you were told you didn’t have the right to receive an education?

Fiction & Facts


Celestina Cordero:

El Post Antillano:

Puerto Rico y Yo!:

Rafael Cordero:

Francisco Oller:

Alejandro Tapia y Rivera: