Teaching about #OWS

Check out these lesson plans for teaching students about Occupy Wall Street. How would you use them?

Occupy Movement Political Education Workshop by Build the Wheel

http://bit.ly/ntlFvi

This site offers a list of curriculum and resources helpful to use for political education.

Occupy Wall Street: Background & International Context by Mark Engler

http://www.teachablemoment.org/high/occupyhs.html

In this lesson, students use 2 readings from the OWS protests to think critically about the issues raised.

We are the 99%: Occupy Wall Street Protest by Jinnie Spiegler

http://www.teachablemoment.org/middle/occupywallst.html

In this lesson, students will learn about OWS including the meaning of 99%, wealth and wealth disparity, and what some of the protestors want.

Lesson Plan: Who are the 99%? Ways to teach about Occupy Wall Street by Sarah Kavanagh, Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Katherine Schulten

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/who-are-the-99-ways-to-teach-about-occupy-wall-street/

In this lesson, students are introduced to Occupy Wall Street, then investigate the movement more deeply through articles, pictures, photographs, videos, slogans, quizzes and more.

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