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- The New York Times' Learning Network offers the most comprehensive and organized collection thus far. It provides suggested questions, links, and activities for exploring the Occupy movement, with sub-categories unpacking everything from politics, to economics, to the role of social media, to a comparison with other movements, to challenges with law enforcement, to the local impact.
- Teachable Moment, which provides lessons and resources for teaching about social responsibility, offers several useful lesson plans, including lessons directly about Occupy Wall Street, as well as broader explorations of joblessness, nonviolence, and economic inequality.
- On his blog, Brooklyn, New York, social studies teacher, Stephen Lazar, recently posted links to several resources that he's been using to explore the Occupy movement in his classroom.
- While no lesson plans are offered, Yes! Magazine's special ongoing coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement offers numerous video clips, essays, and other content that can provide an excellent source for discussion.
- Update: I just found out about a new Facebook Group called Teach Occupy Wall Street, which is designed for teachers to share ideas, lesson plans, resources, etc., in teaching about the Occupy Wall Street Movement.
And, we were excited to see that one of our M.Ed. graduates, Susanna Barkataki, was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times for taking her middle school students on a field trip to the Occupy L.A. scene to help them learn more. (We recently interviewed Susanna about how she integrates humane education into her teaching.)
What else have you seen about teachers exploring the Occupy movement in their classrooms?
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