A film tackles the U.S. occupation of Japan.
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and RhymesWritten and Directed by Byron HurtMedia Education Foundation, 200660 mins, DVD The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook Volume 1: A Sourcebook of Inspiration and Practical ApplicationEdited by Marcella […]
Media depictions of San Francisco show idyllic images of fog pouring under the Golden Gate Bridge or happy tourists riding cable cars, but rarely the mostly nonwhite neighborhoods of the […]
I wish I could say my colleagues Cresslyn Clay, Colin Pierce, and I had it all worked out from the beginning, and that we carefully crafted each nuance that prompted […]
High school students learn about the conflict over the pipeline by participating in a role play.
“Every man in my family has been locked up. Most days I feel like it doesn’t matter what I do, how hard I try—that’s my fate, too.”—11th-grade African American student, […]
A master teacher faces a classroom revolt. She realizes that, no matter how imminent the high-stakes test, stopping the school-to-prison pipeline begins in the classroom with student-centered, meaningful curriculum.
Haniyah wrote this article as a 17-year-old participant in Project WHAT! a program of Community Works West, based in Berkeley, Calif. The young people in Project WHAT! all have family […]
Several years ago, I taught a unit on power in my 9th-grade social studies classes at Berkeley High School in California’s Bay Area. It’s a diverse school—rich folks from the […]
A group of students from Chicago’s North Lawndale College Preparatory High were in the middle of a weeklong summer training to become Peace Warriors—peer nonviolence leaders. Suddenly, a sophomore named […]
“Harm comes from prior harm.” As Deandra says this, I am sitting in the back of my classroom, taking notes. My students are sitting in a circle in the middle […]
Students play a game promoted by the coal industry, then dig beneath the surface to look at the realities of mountaintop removal mining.
Video resources for the classroom, plus links to activist websites.
Ninth graders develop science literacy as they become neighborhood environmental experts and activists.
The Association of Raza Educators implores you: open your scholarships to all students of Hispanic descent regardless of citizenship.
For those of us working with immigrant populations, we have in our students living examples that we can use to bring the immigration issue to the forefront and teach all of our students.
None of my schools issued uniforms. What I did wear was a uniform in my head which kept me in line, out of trouble. It was a suit which had […]
Two studies refute the claims made by voucher advocates: private schools are better than public ones, and competition makes public schools better.
Ohio attempts to close achievement gap by focusing on 9th-grade males
A veteran teacher laments the trend toward mandated curriculum and argues that teachers should choose materials that address students’ lives and social issues.
Oregon students and teachers learn life lessons by participating in the ‘Theater of the Oppressed’.
Using native Spanish speakers to instruct their classmates in more than just verbs and pronunciation.
Edwina did what was asked of her. Did Alaska do everything it could for her?
Linda Christensen gets students to write critically about clothes, class, and consumption.