Are your students asking “who are the 99%?” and “what are Occupy activists protesting against and why?” The Occupy movement is now a global issue and provides us with a current-events opportunity to teach our students about civics, activism, free speech and more.
Here’s a story on How One Teacher Brought Lessons from Occupy Wall Street to Class from Mind/Shift KQED
Plus, here are several resources you can use in the classroom:
- Who Are the 99%? Ways to Teach About Occupy Wall Street from The New York Times’ The Learning Network
- Should students support or oppose the “Occupy” movement? From C-Span Classroom Deliberations
- 5 Resources for Teaching About Occupy Wall Street from the Humane Connection blog
- Occupy L.A. offers a hands-on civics lesson for students, teachers from the Los Angeles Times
- Occupy needs a lesson on financing the public good blog from Crosscut