My ultimate goal as a history teacher is to instill in my students effective habits of mind, one of which is to appreciate diverse perspectives. It makes sense, then, to seek another point of view when introducing the Civil War. This brief video tells the tale of students at two schools, one in Massachusetts and one in Tennessee, who grapple with the limits of rights and the role of race in the Supreme Court hearing of a young man who was suspended for wearing a Confederate belt buckle to school.
Global Read Aloud Twitter Chat
Poughkeepsie Day School middle school students took part in a live Global Read Aloud Twitter chat today. It was organized and moderated by Shirley Rinaldi (@8rinaldi) who teaches @PoughkeepsieDay. She invited classes to join via Twitter, Edmodo and GRA groups. Taking part were students in schools in Chicago, Colorado, New York, South Carolina, Wisconsin and […]
Peter Boukaert of Human Rights Watch Speaks to New Roads High School Students about Social Media’s Role in Exposing Human Rights Violations
Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Emergencies Director and an expert in humanitarian crises, spoke to students at Los Angeles at New Roads School’s Moss Theater on October 2nd, describing HRW’s global mission, and the increasingly pivotal role that social media and everyday technology play in the group’s investigations into human rights abuses. The presentation […]
New Roads School
I always think that one of the biggest benefits of working at an independent school is the autonomy that we get as teachers. When I moved into the fifth grade teaching position, I was encouraged to develop a focus on oceans. I had seen some great activities on ocean acidification and coral bleaching that I […]
University School of Milwaukee