2008 Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair Recap

February 22, 2008 0 comments

Teachers for Social Justice
8th Annual Curriculum Fair
Saturday Nov. 22
10:30-5 pm
Orozco School
1940 W. 18th St.

Teachers for Social Justice (Chicago) is hosting its eighth annual Curriculum Fair, a venue for dialogue between teachers, students, parents and activists who are interested in progressive teaching practices to understand and challenge injustice.

This is a full-day event, with workshops, speakers, "interest groups," and lots of teachers sharing curriculum/ideas (and food!).

10:30am Doors open to the public
11:00am Kevin Coval and Youth Spoken Word Artists
11:35am Barbara Ransby, Keynote Speaker
12:30pm Workshops (75 minutes)
1:45pm Lunch
3:00pm Workshops (75 minutes)
4:25pm Interest Groups (along subject/grade level areas of interest)

Workshops Included:

When Hormones Go Wild: Health, Mind and Body Radio Arte Salud Project 

Real Teacher Unionism: How to fight for you’re your jobs and your students at the same time. Caucus of Rank and File Organizers

High Stakes Literacy Assessments: A Critical review of DIBELS, Social Justice Teacher Research Group

From Despair to Power – Utilizing Student Created Social Documentaries as a Service Learning and Community Change Tool, Members of Kelvyn Park Social Justice Academy

Creating Social Justice Curriculum from Youth’s Survey Response,  The Black Youth Project

Reading and Writing the World with
Mathematics, Students in the Math and Social Justice class from the Greater Lawndale Little Village School for Social Justice

Chicago Youth Initiating Change: Student Empowerment is Social Justice Education, 
Chicago Youth Initiating Change

Teaching About Global Warming, Grades 5-12, Rethinking Schools

Anti- Military Recruitment, AFSC and Students for Social Justice at Kelly High School

Creating Equity While Building a Global Network of Social Justice Educators, Mind Power from San Francisco Read the Full Story

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Militarization of Youth Workshop

February 9, 2008

TSJ and the American Friends Service Committee presents:

* A curriculum development workshop on anti-military recruitment using the new Camouflaged curriculum*
* A short panel presentation on the new CPS Board policy toward anti-recruitment work (AFSC & TSJ)

Saturday, February 9, 5-7:30PM
Decima Musa
1901 W. Loomis in Pilsen

*The brand new curriculum, Camouflaged: Investigating how the U.S. military affects you and your community, was produced by the NY Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE).

We will have presentations of two lessons from Camouflaged, then break into subject-matter groups to plan & work on some concrete curriculum ideas (note-this is mainly middle to high school work).

You can check out the curriculum from NYCoRE's website, http://www.nycore.org/curricula.html

Due to our resources (lack of!)...can people planning on attending please either download and print a copy (not small!, ~150 pages), OR download the pdf onto a laptop and bring the laptop so that people can work on it in small groups at the workshop. We will have a few copies available as well.

And there is food and drink for sale at Decima Musa...

No preregistration is necessary, this is a free event (though we pass the hat for Decima Musa), please join us. And you do NOT have to be a practicing classroom teacher, ALL are welcome. Read the Full Story

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Curriculum: Exploring Animal Relationships

February 5, 2008 0 comments

Whom Do You Pet and Whom Do You Eat?

Activity by: Marsha Rakestraw (HECP Graduate), Institute for Humane Education
Grades: 4 and up
Time: 60 minutes
Relevant Subjects: Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts

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