Teaching Activity. By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. In this activity, students take on the role of activist-experts to improve upon a Congressional bill for reparations for Black people. They talk back to Congress’ flimsy legislation and design a more robust alternative.
Teaching Activity. By Caneisha Mills. This people’s tribunal begins with the premise that a heinous crime is being committed as tens of millions of people’s lives are in danger due to COVID-19. But who was responsible for this crime? Students weigh the evidence.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 14 pages. Rethinking Schools. A role play investigating the economic consequences of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
Teaching Activity. By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. In this role play students analyze who is to blame for the illegal, mass deportations of Mexican Americans and immigrants during the Great Depression.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. Rethinking Schools. Through encountering "clues," students probe the dangerous link between fossil fuels, carbon, and climate change.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 24 pages. Rethinking Schools. A series of role plays that explore the history and evolution of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, including freedom rides and voter registration.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez and Nqobile Mthethwa. 25 pages. A mixer role play explores the connections between different social movements during Reconstruction.
Article. By Hasan Kwame Jeffries. History and significance of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization.
Book - Non-fiction. By Jeffrey Haas. 2019. 400 pages. The life and murder of Fred Hampton as told by Jeffrey Haas, co-founder of the People’s Law Office and attorney for the plaintiffs in the federal suit Hampton v. Hanrahan.
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What Our Students Should Know About the Struggle for the Ballot — but Won’t Learn from Their Textbooks
By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca