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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 16, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Physical & Psychological Impacts Of Racism

Clint Smith has written an important and heavily annotated article in The New Yorker headlined Racism, Stress and Black Death.

Here’s an excerpt:


I’m adding it to:

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress

A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough

July 16, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

“The World If” Is A Useful Feature From The Economist


I’ve written a lot about “What If?” projects I have both my ELL history and IB Theory of Knowledge students do (see The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons).

The Economist does a similar, but different, annual feature called “The World If.” In their series of articles, they try to project potential future scenarios — for example, if Donald Trump was president.

You can see their articles for this year and from 2015 here.

Doing something like could be a useful exercise in critical thinking, though I don’t think it teaches the same aspects of “thinking like a historian” that looking to the past might…

What do you think?

July 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Another Flawed TED-Ed Video & Lesson On Social Change, But Still Potentially Useful

“How to turn protest into powerful change” is a new TED-Ed lesson and video with Eric Liu that, like earlier ones (see Video: Potentially Useful TED Talk – “Why ordinary people need to understand power” and Good, But Not Great, Ted-ED Video & Lesson On Power & Change), misses several important points (including talking and listening to others, developing leadership, negotiating compromises), but does make some good points (like pushing for early easy wins).

But it is a well-done video, and could be useful to initiate a discussion about what’s in it and what’s not included.

If you are going to use it, I’d suggest you also incorporate other resources found at The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change and The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.

July 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources For Learning About Bastille Day


It’s Bastille Day today, remembering when the infamous prison was stormed during the French Revolution.

You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About France.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Bastille Day:
It’s Bastille Day! Everything you need to know about the French holiday is from The Telegraph.

July 14 – Bastille Day is a series of photos from Getty Images.

French Revolution – Storming the Bastille is from Awesome Stories.

1789: Bastille Day is from National Geographic.
What is Bastille Day?

Bastille Day from Kidz World.

Bastille Day Facts

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