Today we’re highlighting the Rethinking Schools’ blog for our weekly world wide web entry. I thought the timing was appropriate when I saw their latest post–Fists of Freedom: An Olympic Story Not Taught in Schools by Dave Zirin. Many of you will be going back to your classroom in the next week or so, and your students will soon follow with the Olympics fresh in their memories. Why not build on that? Use your students’ excitement to teach them something about the Olympics that they might not already know. It would be a great way to begin a year-long dialogue on social justice in your classroom.
The Rethinking Schools blog has a variety of resources and a search option to help you find the information you’re looking for. They post teaching activities, information on issues in education important to teachers and parents, and discussions of current events among other things. I hope you’ll check it out, and if you like what you see sign up to follow their blog!