Rethinking Schools Articles

Because Our Islands Are Our Life

Article. By Moé Yonamine. Rethinking Schools, Summer, 2019. A high school ethnic studies teacher describes how students in the Pacific Island Club used poetry to refocus the narrative surrounding climate justice onto frontline communities.
Teaching Activity by Moé Yonamine
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The Green New Deal and Our Schools

Article. 2019. By the Rethinking Schools Editorial Board. Rethinking Schools, Summer 2019. The Green New Deal will only be brought to life by people who grasp the enormity of the crisis that humanity faces and the radical changes necessary to address it. This requires that we teach a climate justice curriculum.
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Re-examining the Revolution

Background Reading. By Ray Raphael. 7 pages. Based on his book Founding Myths, Raphael critiques the textbook portrayal of the American Revolution. The textbooks say that "a few special people forged American freedom" which "misrepresents, and even contradicts, the spirit of the American Revolution."
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