Tag Archives: Class of Nonviolence

The Struggle for Justice (National Portrait Gallery)

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery exhibition “The Struggle for Justice,” covering the struggle in the U.S. for equal rights for women, African-Americans, Native Americans, the disabled, and gays and lesbians is now online. It includes six video clips narrated by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, portraits of those people who were instrumental in fighting for justice… Read More »

Violence: An American Tradition

Violence: An American Tradition is a peaceCENTER favorite teaching video, no longer distributed. What a gift that it is now online! In six parts, an “exploration of the tradition of violence in America, drawing on the history of invading settlers and native peoples, frontier outlaws and modern-day murderers, racist violence, the urban underclass, and domestic… Read More »

The Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History

This just in from  Rethinking Schools:  We’re pleased to announce our latest “publication,” The Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History — a new website with free downloadable teaching activities. The Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History is a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, supported by an anonymous donor (a former… Read More »

Howard Zinn: Three Holy Wars

On the 100th anniversary of Progressive Magazine, Howard Zinn, author of The People’s History of the United States, gave a talk about three holy wars. Not religious wars, he explained, but rather America’s “sacred” wars that are considered to be just and beyond criticism. They are the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War… Read More »

Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too

Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too A fascinating science commentary in the New York Times by Natalie Angier about plants’ will to survive: The more that scientists learn about the complexity of plants — their keen sensitivity to the environment, the speed with which they react to changes in the environment, and the… Read More »

Harvard’s very popular course on justice now available to you online

From their Web site:  Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world. In this twelve part series, [Michael] Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas… Read More »

What Bystanders Do When They Witness Violence

What Bystanders Do When They Witness Violence Facing History and Ourselves used a “Talk of the Nation” episode as the centerpiece for a lesson plan about bystanders to violence.  We typically discuss this in the first session of the Class of Nonviolence and come around to it again towards the end.   Another good resource… Read More »