Here’s what we’ve been up to since our initial post in November 2016:
Curating Curricula and Lesson Plans:
We prioritize finding lesson plans and curricula that are high-quality, free to access and use, and applicable to the present political reality.
- “One Survivor Remembers:” A middle school curriculum via the Southern Poverty Law Center
- #iamnotafraid, a WordPress blog creating original lesson plans
- Approaching Internment in the Classroom, with material from the World War II Museum, the Library of Congress, and Allegiance, the musical
- The Civil Conversations Project, with material from the podcast “On Being”
- Beating the Bystander Effect: Part III, Theatre of the Oppressed, gathering lesson plans and theater exercises meant to help participants work towards justice
Reading Lists and Research:
We highlight resources and background reading that can be helpful for educators and students.
- Calling Representatives: Handy Instructions
- Beating the Bystander Effect: Part I, a look at tracking hate crimes and harassment post-election
- Beating the Bystander Effect: Part II, strategies for helping students think about how to respond in real time
- Holiday Reading Lists, college-level reading lists and curricula focused on history, sociology, and politics
- Trump Syllabus 2.0: Supplemental Reading, from the African American Intellectual History Society
- Moderating the Internet, with readings from the New York Times, Gawker, Wired, and The Verge
- Who Googles Google? The Holocaust and Search Algorithms
- Students and Civil Disobedience: A Reading List, with material for elementary, middle, and high school students
Original Lesson Plans and Activities:
Small stones creates lesson plans and activities where they don’t already exist. Keep an eye on this space for more coming soon.
- small stones Lesson Plan: Contacting Your Representatives, a sample lesson plan for middle school through college students to guide them in reaching out to their elected representatives