Hip-Hop Artist Macklemore Donates to Match School District Purchases of the Book Teaching For Black Lives

  Macklemore Donation Match We’ve got some great news about Teaching for Black Lives! Hip-hop artist Macklemore is donating up to $10,000 to match dollar-for-dollar school district purchases of Teaching for Black Lives. Ask your school district to apply for the match today! About Teaching for Black Lives Teaching for Black Lives is a collection of teaching activities, role-plays, essays, […]

Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice

Our new book, Rhythm and Resistance edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson, offers practical lessons about how to teach poetry to build community, understand literature and history, talk back to injustice, and construct stronger literacy skills across content areas and grade levels—from elementary school to graduate school. Rhythm and Resistance reclaims poetry as a necessary part […]

Resources for Teaching About Love

It’s Valentine’s Day–a day filled with joy and surprises, but also angst and disappointments–and sometimes all of the above! Let’s help children climb out of the emotionally wrought Valentine’s Day box by exploring different manifestations of love with these articles. Enjoy these articles, available free to all friends of Rethinking Schools.  Can’t Buy Me Love, by Linda Christensen Christensen […]

Teaching About the Wars: Interview with the Editor

Last month, just in time for the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we released a collection of our best writing about U.S military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, Teaching About the Wars, edited by Rethinking Schools managing editor Jody Sokolower. From the introduction, “Breaking the Silence on War,” through articles on the historical roots of the current wars and […]