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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes.…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!!…
@OTMBrooke Teaching #Shakespeare this semester? Don't miss this full hour on the Bard's identity, and how the question "who is Shakespeare?" has led to revelations about our changing perceptions of class, art, genius, and religion.…
If you’re teaching about #immigration or #emmalazarus or #statueofliberty and you’re looking to connect this symbol with modern-day rhetoric about migrants, this will be helpful:…
If you're looking for more on US history (+ how we fail to remember it): this episode has Bryan Stevenson of @eji_org on how we struggle to confront our racist past and present. Also, @RichardEvans36 about the denazification process in Germany after WWII.…
This one is particularly timely, with the 50th anniversary of the very first #EarthDay and the creation of the @EPA this year. Take eager young minds back to 1970 for a civics lesson on how the environment became a political issue:…
Need to get your students/kids into #creativequarantine? Or teach them about #ClimateChange in a creative way? Here's AN HOUR about how science fiction is exploring climate change w/ @jeffvandermeer @RobGMacfarlane #KimStanleyRobinson + #ClaireVayeWatkins…
We've got a great @GregGrandin segment on the notion of American exceptionalism and the idea of unstoppable growth/westward expansion. Don't miss this if you're looking for ways to teach a unit on, say, Manifest Destiny.…
A related episode is this hour with @dimmerwahr on how the idea of the US map hides the true story of our country: the history of US Imperialism. Come for the riveting storytelling, stay for the song about bird poop.…
We’re not done listing awesome syllabus-friendly segments... Just wanted to pause and note that we have TRANSCRIPTS for you to use 🎉
Anyone teaching #economics? @zacharykarabell joined @Bobosphere to break down why so much of what we think we know about key economic indicators is just plain wrong. Bonus: this has archival Robert F. Kennedy tape.…
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