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 that explores the connections between different social movements during Reconstruction.
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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