Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 6 pages.
How to engage students in a critical analysis of the textbook version of “discovery.”
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 3 pages.
Discussion questions and teaching ideas for examining the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the political milieu in which it was written.
Teaching Activity. By Bob Peterson. 7 pages.
How a 5th grade teacher and his students conducted research to answer the question: “Which presidents owned people?” Available in Spanish.
Teaching Activity. By Gilda L. Ochoa. 5 pages.
Reflections on teaching students about the 1968 walkouts by Chicano students in California.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 7 pages.
A companion lesson to the Eyes on the Prize segment on school integration.
Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 21 pages.
Role play and writing activities for language arts and social studies on the Little Rock Nine, Brown v. Board, and schooling in general. Designed for use with the memoir Warriors Don’t Cry.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold and Sylvia Braselmann. Foreword by Howard Zinn. 2008. 456 pages.
Readings and lessons on the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.
Teaching Guide. By Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. Foreword by Wendy D. Puriefoy. 2011. 176 pages.
The uses and methods of the Question Formulation Technique.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 2008. 120 pages.
Lessons to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Plan book. Edited by Tara Mack and Bree Picower. 160 pages.
Plan book designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Rethinking Schools. 2004.
Analysis and teaching ideas on school desegregation.
Teaching Guide. By Linda Christensen. 2003. 196 pages.
Lessons for teaching a range of writing genres while addressing social justice themes. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Linda Christensen, Mark Hansen, and Bob Peterson. 2012. 360 pages.
The best collection of writing from Rethinking Schools magazine about how to teach for social justice at the elementary level. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson. 2013 (2nd edition). 300 pages.
Lessons and articles on social justice math education for elementary and secondary school classrooms.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Wayne Au. 2014 (2nd edition). 418 pages.
A Rethinking Schools collection of articles and lessons for multicultural, anti-racist, social justice education in K-12.
Teaching Guide. By Wayne Au, Bill Bigelow and Stan Karp. 2007. 240 pages.
Shows how teachers can promote the values of community, justice, and equality while building academic skills. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Rethinking Schools. 2004. 248 pages.
Show how teachers can promote the values of community, justice, and equality while building academic skills. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. Edited by David Levine, Robert Lowe, Robert Peterson, and Rita Tenorio. 1995. 304 pages.
Essays and resource lists by distinguished reformers and educators that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, and Melissa Bollow Tempel. 2016. 460 pages.
Article topics cover what it takes at different grade levels to create a nurturing classroom, curriculum, teachers coming out, organizing beyond classroom walls, and integrating LGBTQ content into teacher education programs and ongoing teacher education.
Teaching Guide. Published by Rethinking Schools. Summer 2009.
A collection of articles that explore the connection between schools and the environmental crisis.