Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King

In episode 11, Dan and Michael interview LaGarrett King about Rethinking Black History.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. There are a number of books on the Tulsa Race Riots and Dan recommends the following: Hirsch, J. S. (2003). Riot and remembrance: The Tulsa race war and its legacy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  2. King, L. J., & Womac, P. (2014). A Bundle of silences: Examining the racial representation of Black founding fathers of the United States through Glenn Beck’s founders’ Fridays. Theory & Research in Social Education, 42(1), 35-64.
  3. For more on Carter G. Woodson, see LaGarrett’s article: King, L. J., Crowley, R. M., & Brown, A. L. (2010). The forgotten legacy of Carter G. Woodson: Contributions to multicultural social studies and African American history. The Social Studies, 101(5), 211-215.
  4. bell hooks talks about her experiences as a student in segregated and integrated schools in the “Introduction” of her book, Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom.
  5. Dan recommends “The Problem We All Live With” podcast episode from This American Life to consider contemporary issues of segregation and integration.
  6. Michael recommends this lesson for teaching about women’s roles in the Civil Rights movement from The Choices Program lesson, “Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.”

Contact

LaGarrett King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum at the University of Missouri – Columbia. You can follow LaGarrett on Twitter @DrLaGarrettKing and find more of his research on his Academic.edu and ResearchGate pages.

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Episode 10: C3 Frameworks for Social Studies with Kathy Swan

Dan and Michael interview Kathy Swan about the C3 Frameworks for Social Studies.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. The “motherload” of resources focused on Inquiry – C3teachers.org. Hopefully, this website will help you use the standards rather than having them simply be “an elf on the shelf.”
    1. This link brings you directly to the Inquiry Development Model – which should help teachers create inquiry units.
  2. National Council for the Social Studies. (2013). The college, career, and civic life (C3) framework for social studies state standards: Guidance for enhancing the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history. Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies. Available online http://www.socialstudies.org/c3

  3. I meant to bring up this book during the podcast as it deals with getting students to ask their own questions. I found that the C3 website also recommends it. So, you should read it! Rothstein, D., & Santana, L. (2011). Make just one change: Teach students to ask their own question Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Contact

Kathy Swan is a professor in the College of Education at University of Kentucky. You can contact Kathy and check out some of her work via her website.

Episode 9: Ethnic Studies with Christine Sleeter

In episode 9, Dan and Michael interview Christine Sleeter about Ethnic Studies.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Dr. Sleeter has written so many great articles – her Google Scholar page!
  2. Tintiangco-Cubales, A., Kohli, R., Sacramento, J., Henning, N., Agarwal-Rangnath, R., & Sleeter, C. (2015). Toward an ethnic studies pedagogy: Implications for K-12 schools from the research. The Urban Review, 47(1), 104-125.
  3. Sleeter, C. E. (2011). The Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies: A Research Review. National Education Association Research Department.
  4. Sleeter, C. (2015). White Bread: Weaving Cultural Past Into the Present. Sense. (Buy with free shipping!)

Contact

Christine Sleeter is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay. You can contact Christine on Twitter @CSleeter or via her website where you can continue to grow into a more critical educator through all her amazing resources. You can find her numerous publications on her site or her Google Scholar page.

Episode 8: Teacher Political Disclosure with Wayne Journell

In episode 8, Michael and Dan interview Wayne Journell about teachers disclosing their political affiliation in the classroom.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Kelly, T. E. (1986). Discussing controversial issues: Four perspectives on the teacher’s role. Theory and Research in Social Education, 19(2), 113-138.
  2. Hess, D. (2005). How do teachers’ political views influence teaching about controversial issues? Social Education, 69(1), 47-48.
  3. Journell, W. (2016). Making a case for teacher political disclosure. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 31(1), 100-111.

Contact 

Wayne Journell is an education professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  You can contact Wayne on Twitter @UNCGSocStudies or check out his website where you are steps away to reading more of his work.

Episode 7: Propaganda with Renee Hobbs

In episode 7, Dan and Michael interview Renee Hobbs about teaching propaganda in addition to some discussion of media literacy education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

1. The National Association for Media Literacy Education website (namle.net) is the national membership organization for this transdisciplinary field.

2. The Journal of Media Literacy Education is the open-access, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by NAMLE and co-edited by Renee Hobbs and Paul Mihailidis.

3. Gardner, H. (2011). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic books.

4. Rheingold, H. (2010). Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media LiteraciesEducause Review45(5), 14-24.

5. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum developed State of Deception, an exhibit about the history of Nazi propaganda.

6. MindOverMedia: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda (www.mindovermedia.tv) is a crowdsourced educational website that helps learners explore many forms of contemporary propaganda. At the website, you can discuss definitions of propaganda and learn to recognize propaganda in journalism, advertising, government, education, entertainment and advocacy. Rate examples as beneficial or harmful, share opinions, and learn about new forms of propaganda including viral media and content marketing. Teachers can create custom galleries using the hundreds of global examples on topics including the environment, social and political rights, nutrition and health, immigration, terrorism and much more.

7. For more on Clyde Miller see: Hobbs, R., & McGee, S. (2014). Teaching about Propaganda: An Examination of the Historical Roots of Media LiteracyJournal of Media Literacy Education6(2), 56-67. For more on the relationship between propaganda and media literacy, also see Hobbs, R (2013) The Blurring of Art, Journalism and Advocacy: Confronting 21st Century Propaganda in a World of Online Journalism. I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 8, 625 – 637.

8. Is it propaganda? Look for these four techniques: 1. Activates strong emotions; 2. Simplifies information and ideas; 3. Responds to real human needs; 4. Attacks opponents. But even more important than spotting techniques is a careful examination of context.

9. Housed at the University of Rhode Island, the Media Education Lab (mediaeducationlab.com) advances the practice of media literacy education through scholarship and community services. At the website, you can find multimedia curriculum resources, F2F and fully online professional development, and published research that examines the impact of digital and media literacy education.

10. The University of Rhode Island’s Summer Institute in Digital Literacy is held July 24 – 29, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. Co-directed by Julie Coiro and Renee Hobbs, it brings together K-12 and college faculty, school and public librarians, and media professionals for a hands-on, minds-on learning experience like no other. Keynote speaker: Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy. It is part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy.

11. Hobbs, R. (2006). Non‐optimal Uses of Video in the ClassroomLearning, Media and Technology31(1), 35-50.

Contact 

Renee Hobbs is Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island.  You can contact her on Twitter @reneehobbs or check out her website… you’ll become more media literate just from visiting it.

Episode 6: Superheroes in the Classroom with Quinn Rollins

In episode 6, Dan and Michael interview the Quinn Rollins using superheroes in the classroom and his new book Play Like a Pirate: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Play Like a PIRATE: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics by Quinn Rollins

Contact 

Contact Quinn Rollins on Twitter @jedikermit or via his website (which is full is great resources!!).