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ERIC Number: ED521821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 248
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9429-6127-0
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice. Volume 2. Revised Edition
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.
Rethinking Schools, Ltd
With more than 180,000 copies in print, the first volume of "Rethinking Our Classrooms" broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality--and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of from-the-classroom articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources--all grounded in the realities of school life. "Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2" is an essential book for every educator who seeks to pair concerns for social justice with students' academic achievement. This book is divided into six parts. Part I, The Power of Words, contains the following: (1) Where I'm From: Inviting Students' Lives into the Classroom (Linda Christensen); (2) "Where I'm From" (George Ella Lyon); (3) "I Am From Soul Food and Harriet Tubman" (Lealonni Blake); (4) "I Am From Pink Tights and Speak Your Mind" (Djamila Moore); (5) "I Am From ..." (Oretha Storey); (6) "I Am From Swingsets and Jungle Gyms" (Deb Gordon); (7) An International Proverbs Project (Jim Cummins and Dennis Sayers); (8) "Race" (Cang Dao); (9) For My People (Linda Christensen); (10) What Color Is Beautiful? (Alejandro Segura-Mora); (11) Ebonics and Culturally Responsive Instruction (Lisa Delpit); (12) Exploring Black Cultural Issues (Bakari Chavanu); (13) "Ode to Writing" (Jessica Rawlins); and (14) "I am Proud to Be Bilingual" (Monica Thao). Part II, The Power of the Past, contains the following: (15) Unsung Heroes (Howard Zinn); (16) Teaching About Unsung Heroes (Bill Bigelow); (17) Discovering the Truth about Helen Keller (James Loewen); (18) On the Road to Cultural Bias (Bill Bigelow); (19) Fiction Posing as Truth (Debbie Reese, et al.); (20) Rethinking the U.S. Constitutional Convention: A Role Play (Bob Peterson); (21) A New U.S. Bill of Rights (Larry Miller); (22) "Waiting at the Railroad Cafe" (Janet Wong); (23) A Lesson on the Japanese-American Internment (Mark Sweeting); (24) "In Response to Executive Order 9066" (Dwight Okita); and (25) What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell Me (Wayne Au). Part III, The Power of Critique, contains the following: (26) Ten Chairs of Inequality (Polly Kellogg); (27) Teaching Math Across the Curriculum (Bob Peterson); (28) Percent as a Tool for Social Justice (Bob Peterson); (29) The Human Lives Behind the Labels (Bill Bigelow); (30) "The Stitching Shed" (Tho Dong); (31) Bias and CD-ROM Encyclopedias (Bob Peterson); (32) Where's the "R" Word? (Bob Peterson); (33) Girls, Worms, and Body Image (Kate Lyman); and (34) Math, Maps, and Misrepresentation (Eric Gutstein). Part IV, The Power of Social Action, contains the following: (35) "We Had Set Ourselves Free" (Doug Sherman); (36) From Snarling Dogs to Bloody Sunday (Kate Lyman); (37) Mississippi Freedom Schools (David Levine); (38) Improvs and Civil Rights (Bill Bigelow); (39) The Poetry of Protest (Linda Christensen); (40) "Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits" (Martin Espada); (41) A Bill of Rights for Girls (Mary Blalock); (42) The Trial (Kate Lyman); (43) Students Blow the Whistle on Toxic Oil Contamination (Larry Miller and Danah Opland-Dobs); (44) "Garbage" (Bill Steele, Mike Agranoff, and Pete Seeger); (45) AIDS--"You Can Die From It" (Kate Lyman); and (46) "At the Cemetery, Walnut Grove Plantation, South Carolina, 1989" (Lucille Clifton). Part V, Rethinking School Culture, contains the following: (47) When Things Turn Ugly (Donn Harris); (48) Rethinking Discipline (Jehanne Helena Beaton); (49) Creating Classroom Community (Beverly Braxton); (50) A Mother Speaks Out (Leslie Sadasivan); (51) Teaching the Whole Story (Kate Lyman); (52) Playing Favorites (Mara Sapon-Shevin); (53) Black Teachers on Teaching (Michele Foster); (54) School System Shock (Melony Swasey); (55) Arranged Marriages, Rearranged Ideas (Stan Karp); (56) Out Front (Annie Johnston); (57) Staying Past Wednesday (Kate Lyman); and (58) "Earth's Last Cry" (Rachel M. Knudsen). Part VI, Rethinking Assessment, contains the following: (59) Why the Testing Craze Won't Fix Our Schools; (60) Basketball and Portfolios (Linda Christensen); (61) One Size Fits Few (Susan Ohanian); (62) Tracking and the Project Method (Bob Peterson); (63) Motivating Students to do Quality Work (Bob Peterson); (64) Resources; and (65) Poetry Teaching Guide (Linda Christensen). An index is included. [For "Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice. Volume 1. New Edition--Revised and Expanded," see ED521822.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi