Connecting Your Classroom to the Protests in Wisconsin and in the Middle East

Could the protests in Wisconsin and in the Middle East provide a learning opportunity for students? When the teachers in Wisconsin return to their classrooms, should they use their experience to teach students about citizens' rights under the U.S. Constitution to peaceably protest policies they do not agree with? Students could research the history of such protests in the U.S. or compare them with uprisings in other countries to help put the events into context.

 

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal/Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane has an opinion on the topic. Click here to read his article.

 

Here are a few extra links to get you started:

 

Civil Rights Tribute

Nonviolent Protest Lesson Plans

Civil Discourse in the Classroom

Teachers Find 'Teachable Moment' in Egyptian Protests

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