Episode 147: Flint Water Crisis with Annie Whitlock

In episode 147, Dan and Michael chat with Annie Whitlock about the Flint water crisis, social studies, and education.

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Episode 147

 Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Demolition Means Progress by Andrew Highsmith
  2. Recent VICE article about the cover-up of the water crisis
  3. 60 Minutes story with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
  4. East Village magazine– local volunteer journalists covering the water crisis, Flint education, and other news around the city
  5. Flint’s Deadly Water (September 10, 2019) by Frontline 
  6. We mentioned some old episodes:
    1. Check out Annie’s other episode: Episode 94: Keywords in the Social Studies with Dan Krutka, Annie Whitlock, & Mark Helmsing
    2. Learn more about Michigan education: Episode 42: Betsy DeVos & School Choice with Allie Gross
    3. This is the episode where we get on our soapboxes about soapboxes: Episode 74: Civic Online Reasoning with Sarah McGrew
  7. Annie’s Twitter: @AnnieWhitlock
  8. Annie’s Flint-focused Instagram: @flintstagram18


Annie McMahon Whitlock, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at University of Michigan-Flint. In addition to teaching courses in elementary social studies methods and integrated curriculum, she is the coordinator of the Elementary Education Program and Secondary Social Studies programs. Her research is centered on teaching elementary social studies through civic engagement, place-based inquiry, and curriculum integration. Her scholarship has been published in Social Studies and the Young Learner, Journal of Social Studies Research, and The Social Studies, among others. Annie currently serves on the National Council for the Social Studies and Michigan Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors.


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.  

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