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Rethinking Columbus Expanded Second Edition

Why rethink Christopher Columbus? Because the Columbus myth is a foundation of children's beliefs about society. Columbus is often a child's first lesson about encounters between...

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2

With more than 180,000 copies in print, the first volume of Rethinking Our Classrooms broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of...

Rethinking Globalization

This comprehensive 400-page book from Rethinking Schools helps teachers raise critical issues with students in grades 4–12 about the increasing globalization of the world's economies and...

The Line Between Us

The Line Between Us explores the history of U.S-Mexican relations and the roots of Mexican immigration, all in the context of the global economy. And it...

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 1 - Second Edition

Since the first edition was published in 1994, Rethinking Our Classrooms has sold over 180,000 copies. This revised and expanded edition includes new essays on: science...

Rethinking Our Classrooms Two Volume Set

Buy the combined set of the first and second volumes of this groundbreaking series for only $24.95. Packed with useful teaching ideas for kindergarten through college,...

A People's History for the Classroom

A People's History for the Classroom helps teachers introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional...

A People's Curriculum for the Earth

Five years in the making, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe...

Articles Contributed
<p>The Recruitment Minefield</p>
<p>Critical literacy activities can protect students against predatory military recruiting </p>
The Big One
Teaching about climate change
‘If There Is No Struggle . . .’
Teaching a people’s history of the abolition movement
Got Coal?
Teaching about the most dangerous rock in America
Scholastic Inc - Pushing Coal
A 4th-grade curriculum lies through omission
Compiled by Bill Bigelow and Deborah Menkart
“Coal Poisons Everything It Touches”
Coal, climate, and the future of the Earth
The Koch Brothers Sneak into School
Right-wing billionaires buy their way into social studies classes
Climate Change, Gender, and Nuclear Bombs
Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms
Students “Warrior Up” for Climate Justice
Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms
Tax the Rich, Fight Climate Change
Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms
Our House Is on Fire — Time to Teach Climate Justice
Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms
Teach the Fossil Fuel Industry — Our Students’ Enemy
Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms