Teaching Ideas for “Quaking Conversation”

Spring 2010 By Lenelle Moïse I want to talk about Haiti.How the earth had to breakthe island’s spine to wakethe world up to her screaming. How this post-earthquake crisisis not […]

Haiti : From Charity to Justice

“Tè tremblé,” were the words our Creole-speaking students at Soehl Middle School in Linden, N.J., used to describe the event that devastated their homeland—literally: “The earth trembled.” Like many of […]

Quaking Conversation

I want to talk about Haiti.How the earth had to breakthe island’s spine to wakethe world up to her screaming. How this post-earthquake crisisis not naturalor supernatural.I want to talk […]

Resources For Teaching Haiti

The world has a lot to learn about Haiti. According to the Uruguayan author and historian Eduardo Galeano: Haiti was the first country to abolish slavery. However, the most widely […]

Introduction

As the devastation wrought by the earthquake fades from the headlines, this is a critical time to re-examine the history and culture of Haiti, and to develop ways to integrate Haiti into our curricula.

Plea from a Haitian American Teacher

It took me four days before I heard from my folks in Haiti. The waiting was nightmarish. When I finally heard from my family—my aunt and cousins, my brother, his […]

Introduction: Teaching About Haiti

As the devastation wrought by the earthquake fades from the headlines, this is a critical time to re-examine the history and culture of Haiti, and to develop ways to integrate Haiti into our curricula.