A Lesson on the Japanese-American Internment
World War II, like so many other issues in history, presents the classroom teacher with an overwhelming range of topics. The rise of Nazism and fascism in Europe, the Holocaust, […]
What is happening now is nothing new. The racism, the devaluing of life of Asian and Asian Americans, the dehumanizing of immigrant workers, the fetishism of — and violence toward — Asian women have been perpetuated throughout U.S. history.
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I was supposed to be getting excited, but it felt more like déjà vu. A central office supervisor had gathered a select group into the principal’s office to tell us […]
Thanks to a generous donation, Rethinking Schools is giving away 300 copies of Teacher Unions and Social Justice for use in book study groups. Teacher Unions and Social Justice is […]
How a 5th Grade Class Integrated Math and Social Studies to Analyze Bias
When our elementary school library got its CD-ROM last year, I hoped my fifth-graders would use it for social studies research projects. Little did I know that it would become […]
How one high school teacher and his class took on a sensitive but necessary discussion.
Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller
Theresa was the only girl in the metalworking class. When a teacher asked her how things were going with the boys, Theresa replied, “Oh, it’s much better. They don’t grab […]
An editorial critiques California's referendum that would deny a public education to immigrants.
A nauseating stench pervades the anti-immigration referendum on the November ballot in California: the stench of racism.We realize that such blunt descriptions are generally avoided in U.S. political debate, where […]
Let’s Not Ask Our Students to “Return to Normal”
The latest installment of our regular Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms column.
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, The Selected Works of Audre Lorde, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks — Young Readers Edition, A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson, Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, & Possibility, Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution