Uniondale High School Forum on Police Violence, December 2014
New York & Slavery
Pablo Muriel and Alan Singer.
This book empowers teachers to support student activists. The authors examine arguments for promoting student activism, explore state and national curriculum standards, suggest activist projects, and report examples of student individual and group activism. By offering suggestions for engaging students as activists across the K-12 curriculum and by including the stories of student activists who became lifetime activists, the book demonstrates how activism can serve to bolster democracy and be a component of rich, experiential learning.
Alan Singer is a social studies educator in the Department of Teaching, Literacy and Technology at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. He taught at a number of secondary schools in New York City, including Franklin K. Lane High School and Edward R. Murrow High School. He is the author of Education Flashpoints: Fighting for America’s Schools (Routledge, 2014) which is based on his award winning Huffington Post blogs, Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach: A Handbook for Secondary School Teachers (Routledge, 2013), Social Studies For Secondary Schools, 4th Edition (Routledge, 2014), New York and Slavery, Time to Teach the Truth (SUNY, 2008), Teaching Global History (Routledge. 2011), and New York’s Grand Emancipation Jubilee (SUNY, 2018). All opinions expressed in his blogs are his own.