Examining contemporary notions of free speech and the criminalization of journalistic expression since 9/11 in Brian Wood’s series DMZ
In addition to supporting student-led movements for change, I believe it's important that teachers do everything they can in the classroom to help young people become informed, active and engaged citizens.
First off, this isn't intended to be a partisan political post. I really am trying to approach this from a history/social science angle. The topic I'm addressing is already being vigorously discussed in social media, at home, in the hallways, and in the classroom. I'm writing with the hope of helping to ground the discussion in American history.
"Reading Is An Act Of Civilization; It’s One Of The Greatest Acts Of Civilization Because It Takes The Free Raw Material Of The Mind And Builds Castles Of Possibilities."
A piece from Zen Pencils titled ‘On the mindless menace of violence’, the theme of a speech that JFK gave on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Teaching literacy as an integral part of social studies is important not only because it aids students in understanding discipline-specific content, but also because the same literacy techniques used to come to grips with complex and challenging texts are also essential for active, engaged, and informed citizenship.
A national shame. Will we allow it to happen again?