Art

April 28, 2017
To the Teacher: President Donald Trump has announced plans to eliminate government funding for the arts and public broadcasting. The cuts are part of Trump’s stated goal of reducing government…
January 31, 2016
Learning Objectives Students will: think about what movie characters mean to them read about the controversy over racial inequality in the Academy Awards analyze what different people have said…
February 2, 2014
To the teacher: The life and music of Pete Seeger, who died on January 27, 2014, at the age of 94, provides a teachable moment on activism, music, and on nearly every major social movement over the…
January 28, 2014
Here are some preliminary ideas on ways to educate young people about the life of folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who died on January 27 at the age of 94.      1.  WORDS: Listen to songs,…
November 2, 2013
It's finally happened: The axe has fallen on fiction at school. Leafing through the English Language Arts (ELA) syllabus at my daughter's middle school this fall, I saw lots of non-fiction:  issues…
March 30, 2012
  This is a hot topic among parents of the upper elementary set - and it's gotten even hotter since the movie version of Hunger Games came out. For me the decision wasn't hard: I have read the book…