Lewis Hine was a teacher in the early 20th Century who became so concerned about the abuses and evils of Industrial era child labor in the U.S. that he quit his job teaching and toured the country taking photographs of child laborers of all stripes. His photos were later instrumental in the adoption of child labor laws in this country. Check out his photos and the accompanying lesson plan ideas if you’d like to explore concepts like the rights of the child, family, work, health, self, community, heroes of history, class, agism, photography/documentary work, the power of art to change society, or being a courageous ally.
Photos are here: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/
And lesson plan ideas are here: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/activities.html
As a continuation of the previous entry on Jane Elliott, here is a Channel 4 documentary of a recent exercise she performed in the UK.
Today it is a legendary social experiment, but what can we learn from the Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes Exercise and the work of Jane Elliott? While we may not agree with or even condone all of her methods at Creative Action, her work has fascinating ramifications for every anti-bias educator.
Wikipedia on Jane Elliott: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Elliott
Jane Elliott’s Website: http://www.janeelliott.com/
A Class Divided Documentary: A Class Divided
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Obesity in Texas
Looking to do a project on fitness and nutrition? Maybe just curious how your school district compares to others as far as childhood obesity? Check out this childhood obesity Interactive mapping tool from Reshaping Texas: http://reshapingtexas.org/fitnessgram
Mural Locator: Find Murals Around the World!
Find and learn about murals in your community and all around the world! An excellent visual resource for teaching artists teaching about murals and other cultures…
Thanks to Aaron Goldman for sharing!