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Jan Rubenstein

ESOL Teacher
Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
Language Arts And English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts :
ESOL Teacher

Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

I teach in a Title 1 school where 90% of the students speak at least one other language besides English. Lessons using visuals are especially helpful to our students

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Making, Not Taking, Photographs: Jazz Photos by Herman Leonard

<p><strong>Making, Not Taking, Photographs</strong></p> <p>Herman Leonard is credited with making the iconic photographs of jazz musicians. He captured images of the most famous jazz musicians of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s -- Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, Billie Holiday -- you name them, he photographed them. His pictures look like candids. Leonard captured a moment during a performance. But looks can be deceiving. Leonard, who practiced his photography skills on his own time and with his own money, <em>made</em> the photos we think of as "jazz photos." Most of the time he used two lights, because that's all he could afford, and set up the photos, even though they look like snapshots. #NPGteach</p> <p></p>
Jan Rubenstein

Unlikely Friendships II

<p>Additional friendships to accompany the April 2018 workshop at the National Portrait Gallery #NPGteach</p><p>These are:</p><p>Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony</p><p>Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt</p><p>Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress and confidante Elizabeth Keckley</p><p>Entertainers Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald</p><p>Entertainers Marilyn Monroe and Eartha Kitt</p><p>Boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling</p>
Jan Rubenstein

Found Poems and Social Justice: Using Rosa Parks and other sources to create found poems about social justice

<p>This collection includes portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, websites, links to Smithsonian Magazine articles, and other news articles all relating to issues of social justice. #NPGteach</p>
Jan Rubenstein