My favorite lesson each year is when my students compare their neighborhood with the wealthiest neighborhood in Sacramento, and then write a persuasive essay about which one they think is better.
At least ninety percent of them choose their neighborhood.
You can read — at length — about that lesson at A Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits.
Here’s a powerful tweet about Chicago students look at the assets in their neighborhood, too:
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 29, 2014