Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 10, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

New & Accessible BBC News Video: “Syria: Seven years of war explained”

I first posted The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria six years ago.  Though many of the resources there are still useful, others are out-of-date.

This new video is a very good report on where things stand out in that tragic conflict:

March 9, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Resources For Teaching With Historical Objects


Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Using “Object Lessons” In History:

Teaching With Objects: Resources is from Ohio State University.

My Piece of History is from EDSITEment.

Historical objects tell African-American story is from CNN.


Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History is from The National Museum of American History.

101 Objects that Made America: America in the World is from Smithsonian Magazine.

Teaching History with 100 Objects

International Women’s Day: The objects that empower me is from the BBC.

March 8, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

It’s International Women’s Day – Here Are Related Resources

It’s International Women’s Day!

Here are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History:

55 Incredible Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World is from The Huff Post.

This Is How International Women’s Day Is Being Marked Around The World is from BuzzFeed.

March 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

A Compilation Of Resources To Support Student Organizing


The 17-minute National School Walkout March 14 in protest of gun violence is coming up, and is just one example of enthusiasm among high school students who want to organize for change.

How can teachers respond to this kind of student organizing?

The organization “Youth In Front” has some answers.

On their teachers page, you can find helpful answers to these questions (and others):

Can I get in trouble for supporting students?

How can teachers be allies?

They also share this lesson plan: Lesson plan: How does progress happen in a democracy?

The New York Times Learning Network has also just published an excellent series of lessons titled The Power to Change the World: A Teaching Unit on Student Activism in History and Today.

In addition, you might find the following “Best” lists helpful:

The Best Resources Sharing The History Of Teens Organizing For Justice

The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change

The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History

The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship

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

The Best Resources On Student Agency & How To Encourage It

The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy”

The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues

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

March 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Resources On Race & Racism



I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists.  You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used In Lessons About Race & Racism:

The data proves that school segregation is getting worse is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.

Martin Luther King Jr. Changed a Nation in Only 13 Years: A timeline is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Florida teacher’s racist podcast was uncovered. Can she argue it was free speech? is from Vox.

San Francisco Will Remove Controversial Statue of Native American Man is from The New York Times.

Here’s an excerpt:

The statue, known as “Early Days,” shows a Native American man at the feet of a Catholic missionary, who towers over him and gestures toward the ground, and a Spanish cowboy gazing off in the distance.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments.

You might also be interested in The Pope’s Canonization Of Junipero Serra Is A Great Teaching/Learning Opportunity – Here’s What I’m Doing.

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