For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Five years in the making, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis.
Volume 27, No.3 - Spring 2013
Mathematics of neighborhood displacement
Students use advanced math to study gentrification, displacement, and foreclosure in their neighborhood.
A workshop on math, water, and justice
Community educators bring math into an intergenerational exploration of the environmental, political, and economic issues surrounding bottled versus tap water.
Percent change and social justice
Middle school students analyze a classroom full of social justice issues, armed with their understanding of percent change.
2nd graders reach out to the Sikh community
When a racist attack kills members of a local Sikh temple, a 2nd-grade teacher involves her students in a journey of connection and solidarity.
Saga of a promising new charter
Helping create an independent charter school seems like a dream job. But teachers, parents, and children soon confront all-too-familiar charter school woes.
A high school drama teacher searches for ways to encourage students to write about their lives without replicating stereotypes.
Teaching the forgiveness poem
An English teacher builds community as her students write a poem about forgiving or not forgiving. She starts with her own story.
Introducing students to climate change through story
The film Paradise Lost - about the rising ocean that threatens Kiribati - proves an evocative introduction to a unit on climate change.