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March 30, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

 

This is the ninth post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

These will be lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised,  so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

 

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about the environment:

The Best Earth Day Sites

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom

The Best Online Carbon Calculators

The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change

The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day)

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day

The Best Interactives Showing How Long Our Non-Renewables Will Last

The Best Wildlife Photographs Of The Year

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Standing Rock Protests

March 26, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Linda Brown, Of Brown vs. Board Of Education Case, Dies – Here Are Resources About Her Life

Linda Brown, the plaintiff in the Brown vs. Topeka Board Of Education case that brought down (legally, at least) school segregation, has died.

Here are some additional resources about her life:

Here’s a biography from The Biography Channel.

Linda Brown and the Unfinished Work of School Integration is from The New York Times.

A Visit To Topeka: Reflecting On Linda Brown’s Legacy is from NPR.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More

March 26, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years After His Assassination

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.

There are many commemorations and resources planned for the date fifty years later, and I’ll be adding them here as they become available.

I’ll start off with three related “Best” lists that I have recently updated:

The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Best Sites For Learning About The Martin Luther King Memorial

The Best Resources To Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s Death (& Life)

Here are links to resources specifically related to the 50 year commemoration:

MLK 50 is a large collection of videos from NBC News.

Where Do We Go From Here? is a huge resource from The National Civil Rights Museum.

NBA stars give thoughtful answers to the question “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. What did we lose on that day?” is a series of videos from the NBA.

50 years after MLK’s assassination, the white moderate claims to be his biggest fan is a very important piece from New Orleans.

The Riots That Followed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.

The Best of Our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Resources is from Teaching Tolerance.

In His Speeches, MLK Carefully Evoked the Poetry of Langston Hughes is from The Smithsonian Magazine.

Six ways Martin Luther King Jr. is reflected in today’s political movements is from Politico.

‘I just felt like something had died in all of us’: John Lewis on the death of Martin Luther King is from The Washington Post.

50 Years After Dr. King’s Death, Remembering the Women Who Steered the Movement is from The NY Times.

What If Martin Luther King Jr. Were Never Assassinated? is from National Geographic.

March 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

 

This is the seventh post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

These will be lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

 

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about racism:

The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela

New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used In Lessons About Race & Racism

New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work

New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism

New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color

The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments

The Best Resources For Examining “Privilege”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests

The Best Explanations For Why You Shouldn’t Say “All Lives Matter”

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools

The Best Videos Explaining “Intersectionality”

The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Little Rock 9”

The Best Resources On The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum

The Best Teaching & Learning Resources About Harriet Tubman

The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Best Resources On Japanese Internment In World War II

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month

The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People

The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez

Best Resources For Teaching About Rosa Parks & 60th Anniversary Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

The Best Resources To Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s Death (& Life)

The Best Sites For Learning About The Martin Luther King Memorial

The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History

The Best Sites To Learn About The Greensboro Sit-Ins (It’s The Fiftieth Anniversary)

The Best Places To Learn About President Obama’s Life

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders”

The Best Resources About The March On Washington

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

The Best Resources For Teaching About Selma

The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles On The Textbook That Calls Slaves “Workers”

The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality

The Best Social Media-Created “Syllabuses” About Current Events

The Best Resources For Learning What Caused The Civil War

The Best Resources On “The Danger Of A Single Story”

The Best Resources For Learning About The Code Talkers

The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Juneteenth

New & Revised: The Best Resources For Learning About The Ethnic & Racial Make-Up Of The U.S. Student Population

The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin

The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him”

Resources For Learning About #Charlottesville

The Best Resources For Learning & Teaching About Malcolm X

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie

The Best Posts On The Value Of Ethnic Studies Classes – Help Me Find More

The Best Commentaries On The Huge New Study On Race, Inequality & Gender

Revised & Updated: Useful Resources For Learning About Race & Racism

The Best Resources – Critical & Positive – For Teaching With “Moana”

The Best Teaching Resources For The Movie, “Coco”

The Best Resources For Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years After His Assassination

Linda Brown, Of Brown vs. Board Of Education Case, Dies – Here Are Resources About Her Life.

The Best Resources Explaining The GAO Report That Finds Racial Disparities In School Discipline

March 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Collection Of “Best” Lists Related To Schools, Students & The Fight Against Gun Violence

The Washington Post just published an impressive – and awful – feature headlined Scarred by school shootings.

Here’s how it begins:

 

It seems like a good time to bring several related “Best” lists together in one place:

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting

Florida School Shooting Tragedy Resources, Including Advice On Talking With Students

The Best Articles & Videos Showing How Parkland’s Teens Are Responding To Tragedy

The Best Resources Sharing The History Of Teens Organizing For Justice

The Best Resources For Learning About The National Student Walkout On March 14th

A Compilation Of Resources To Support Student Organizing

The Best Resources For Learning About “The March For Our Lives”

 

March 20, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Sites Offering Free Lesson Plans For Movies

About the only time I show a full-length movie in class is when I’m going to be out and it’s the lesson plan for my sub.

I’m seldom sick enough not to be in class, so most of the time I can plan in advance and create a movie assignment that is at least somewhat connected to what we’re studying.

The once in a blue moon when I am sick, however, I am generally having a pity-party and feel like I’m on my death bed. And, during those times, I just want to do the easiest thing possible.

Which leads me to these sites that offer free lessons and worksheets for zillions of movies:

Lessons On Movies is a new site created by the incomparable Sean Banville. It’s the latest addition to Sean’s “empire” of free and helpful websites for English language learners and their teachers.

Kieran Donaghy has a great blog called Film English filled with videos and lessons connected to them.

“Journeys In Film” Looks Like A Great Teaching Resource

Teach With Movies

Movie Sheets

Owl Teacher: Teach With Movies

You might also be interested in Here Are All My “Best” Lists Related To Movies.

March 19, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Revised & Updated: Useful Resources For Learning About Race & Racism

 

As regular readers know, I’ve been revising and updating the forty-five separate “Best” lists I have related to race and racism, and you can see them all here.

All those lists contain resources that I have used or are using in my classes.

However, there are a lot of materials that I have not yet incorporated in my teaching, but anticipate doing so sometime in the future.

That’s what this list contains.

As I use each one, I’ll move them over the appropriate lists and, of course, I’ll continually be adding things here, too:

The Best Commentaries On The Huge New Study On Race, Inequality & Gender

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it is from The Washington Post.

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson is from Raw Story.

Text to Text | ‘Little Things Are Big’ and ‘Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

 

Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens is from The Washington Post.

America’s yawning racial wealth gap, explained in 9 charts is from Vox.

This chart explains why black people fear being killed by the police is from Vox.

Is It An ‘Uprising’ Or A ‘Riot’? Depends On Who’s Watching is from NPR.

Statistic Of The Day: Half Of Whites See No Racism

Are you guilty of these 12 microaggressions? is from Mashable.

 

Poor white kids are less likely to go to prison than rich black kids is from The Washington Post.

Text to Text | ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ and ‘On the Reservation and Off, Schools See a Changing Tide’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

A C-SPAN caller asked a black guest how to stop being prejudiced. Here’s how she responded. is from The Washington Post.

Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health is from Science Daily.

Racism Is Literally Bad For Your Health is from NPR.

March 19, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Commentaries On The Huge New Study On Race, Inequality & Gender

The Equality of Opportunity Project unveiled a huge new study on race and economic inequality today. And The New York Times did a big interactive explanation of it.

Here’s the non-technical executive summary.

Here’s a Washington Post story about it.

Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists is from NPR.

Here are some useful tweets:

Vox also just came out with a good text explanation: The massive new study on race and economic mobility in America, explained

Race, not just poverty, shapes who graduates in America — and other education lessons from a big new study is by Matt Barnum.

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