Meeting with Elders

Today our class met and spoke with two elders in respect to our last week's class. Because the topic of missing and murdered indigenous women had been deeply discussed last week, our prof decided that we could not stop there. The elders spoke of the past, future, and present of indigenous people and all other …

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Tableaus on Social Justice Issues

Assign students into groups paying attention to the number of people you wish to have in each group (the more the merrier in this case). Ask each group to choose a social justice issue and portray the issue using a tableau. Ask them not to say which issue they choose. Once students are ready, they …

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Cocktail Hour

Part One: Number class off into four groups and assign each group a corner of the room. Once in their corners, have them sit and close their eyes and visualize something. For example, ask students to visualize a teacher that impacted them in some way (negative or positive) and then come up with adjectives for that …

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Response to “Sext Up Kids”

While watching "Sext Up Kids" -a short documentary depicting the sexualization of children and the long-lasting effects that follow- I was reminded of my own childhood and began to make comparisons. Growing up, I had limited access to tv, the internet, phones, and even music. While I was the most sheltered child I know, I …

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The Slacktivist Dilemma in Schools

Remember those days where you would walk into your school to find everyone wearing matching pink shirts? As you start making your way to class, you too are handed a pink shirt and bribed to wear it with a sucker. Because everyone else was wearing them and they were in fact for a good cause …

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