In light of our recent conversations on teaching about love, I wanted to share this great post from Rethinking Schools with our Vamos a Leer readers. Just because today is Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean it’s too late to use these great lesson plans and resources. I think they’d be perfect to use next week, asking students to reflect on the significance and meaning of love. Valentine’s Day can just be the starting point for these important discussions.
It’s Valentine’s Day–a day filled with joy and surprises, but also angst and disappointments–and sometimes all of the above!
Let’s help children climb out of the emotionally wrought Valentine’s Day box by exploring different manifestations of love with these articles.
Enjoy these articles, available free to all friends of Rethinking Schools.
Can’t Buy Me Love, by Linda Christensen
Christensen gets students to write critically about clothes, class, and consumption.
Poem: Valentine’s Day at Casa del Migrante, by Bob Peterson
The Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexico provides assistance to men, most of whom have been recently deported from the United States. Bob wrote this poem after visiting the facility with Rethinking Schools.
A Pedagogy for Ecology,
by Ann Pelo
Helping students build an ecological identity and a conscious connection to place opens them to a broader bond with, and love for, the earth.
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