Category Archives: Equality

When Fear Rules

Children in the machine: Lewis Hine’s photography and child labour reform

This great post from Europena shows some startling photographs of Children at work in the US.

Diversity in Children’s Books in 2018

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Link to JPG & PDF files: Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 – Dropbox Folder
Full citation: Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp. Retrieved from https://readingspark.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/picture-this-diversity-in-childrens-books-2018-infographic/.

Better Practices for Reporting on Extremists, Antagonists, and Manipulators Online

 

This is a long report, but I recommend you take the time out to read it.

Information Disorder: The Essential Glossary

Produced by Claire Wardle with research by: Grace Greason, Joe Kerwin, Nic Dias and published in July 2018 this is a useful tool for teaching information literacy.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s “Learning to Read”

Very soon the Yankee teachers
   Came down and set up school;
But, oh! how the Rebs did hate it,—
   It was agin’ their rule.
Our masters always tried to hide
   Book learning from our eyes;
Knowledge did’nt agree with slavery—
   ’Twould make us all too wise.
But some of us would try to steal
   A little from the book.
And put the words together,
   And learn by hook or crook.
I remember Uncle Caldwell,
   Who took pot liquor fat
And greased the pages of his book,
   And hid it in his hat.
And had his master ever seen
   The leaves upon his head,
He’d have thought them greasy papers,
   But nothing to be read.
And there was Mr. Turner’s Ben,
   Who heard the children spell,
And picked the words right up by heart,
   And learned to read ’em well.
Well, the Northern folks kept sending
   The Yankee teachers down;
And they stood right up and helped us,
   Though Rebs did sneer and frown.
And I longed to read my Bible,
   For precious words it said;
But when I begun to learn it,
   Folks just shook their heads,
And said there is no use trying,
   Oh! Chloe, you’re too late;
But as I was rising sixty,
   I had no time to wait.
So I got a pair of glasses,
   And straight to work I went,
And never stopped till I could read
   The hymns and Testament.
Then I got a little cabin
   A place to call my own—
And I felt independent
   As the queen upon her throne.
A lesson plan for this poem can be found here.

Why Diverse Texts Are Not Enough

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“As literacy teachers, we have one of the most powerful resources available to fight against hate and bias: We have stories.” This informational blog post from Tricia Ebarvia made for some thought provoking reading. Tricia includes some great starting points to start the hard work of creating truly diverse libraries and classrooms.

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