Resources for Teachers and Students
We are pleased to offer the following online resources to encourage teachers and students to enhance their engagement with the Lowell Humanities Series. We encourage you to adopt our speakers' most recent book as well as shorter essays and contextual material as part of your syllabi. Additionally, the resources below can be paired or used separately to fit a single class or a longer unit. These links allow students to watch a Youtube video, or read a short essay or interview, before or after one of our events. Teachers might also consider using these resources in conjunction with evening reflection activities, or opportunities for reviews/reports during or beyond class-time. For speakers book titles, please see their bios. Articles in academic journals are available to members of the BC community through the library webpage.
Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions for additional resources.
Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic
April 4, 2018
7:00 p.m. • Gasson Hall, Room 100
Keywords: opiate epidemic, journalism
Video & Media:
- Sam Quinones Outlines the Path of Addiction from Painkiller to Heroin
- How Heroin Made Its Way from Rural Mexico To Small-Town America
Shorter Pieces/Teachable Texts:
- Addicts Need Help. Jails Could Have the Answer.
- Why Trump’s Wall Won’t Keep Out Heroin
- Serving all your Heroin Needs
- The California Doctors who Found a Way to Quit Overprescribing Opioids
- The Truth is Immigrants have Let us Live Like Princes
Spring 2018 Events
Kurt Andersen »
Jan. 24, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Willie Jennings »
Feb. 8, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Kenneth Pomeranz »
Feb. 28, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Natasha Trethewey »
March 14, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Viet Thanh Nguyen »
March 21, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Sam Quinones »
April 4, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Anna Deavere Smith »
April 11, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.