Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A History of Intolerance (Lessons in Responding to Hate)

Wednesday - Lab Day
1. Please read the instructions before you do this activity!
Interactive Maps (First, click on "Go to the Maps." Next, click on "Lynchings and Race Riots." First choose lynchings. Click on Wisconsin. Did any lynchings take place here? Now choose "Race Riots." Did any race riots occur here? Now click on "Jim Crow Laws." Choose a topic. Slide your cursor over Wisconsin to see if we had any Jim Crow Laws in each of the areas listed.)http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/maps.html
2. Visit the link below to see a map of the United States demonstrating all of the "noose-related incidents" for the 2007 year.
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/11/25/opinion/25opchart.html
3. Watch the video below to see how one town responded to hate.
http://ctp.facinghistory.org/stories/niot/video
4. Take a Stand Against Hate:
http://www.splcenter.org/center/petitions/standstrong/
5. If time permits, complete this activity, "Images in Action":
http://www.tolerance.org/images_action/index.jsp?fi=9&pa=2
Thursday - Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plan:
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/activities/activity.jsp?ar=878&pa=11
Past posts relating to this topic:
CNN Special:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/07/cnn-special-investigations-unit-display.html
Mini-Course Introductory Unit:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/04/civil-rights-mini-course-unit-1.html
America's Hameful Pastime:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/01/civil-rights-mini-course-americas.html

Sunday, September 14, 2008

What does a threaded discussion look like?

Here is an example of a threaded discussion we did in my Civil Rights Mini-Course last year. We practiced on the white boards several times a quarter. We also engaged in threaded discussions online multiple times throughout the quarter.