Friday, 22 February 2008

Tackling Race Issues

This week the Big Think is running a feature to coincide with Black History Month. It includes videos from Black American leaders from a wide range of fields and backgrounds giving their thoughts and reflections on race and identity issues.

This is great material for basing lessons around and should promote a lot of discussion within your classroom.

As ever with sensitive issues, you'll have to handle this carefully, but watching the videos is a good way of raising awareness, without having to tackle the issues head-on.

Here's an example of one of the videos.



You can check out some of the other videos at:

For a more complete review of Big Think have a look at my Learning Technology Teacher Development Blog at:
http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2008/01/video-debating-website.html

Hope you find this material useful.

best

Nik

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