By Melissa Harris-Perry (The Nation) Trayvon Martin was not innocent. He was guilty of being black in presumably restricted public space. For decades, Jim Crow laws made this crime statutory. They codified the spaces into which black bodies could not pass without encountering legal punishment. They made public blackness a punishable offense. The 1964 Civil Rights Act removed the legal… More →
This commentary by Christy Diane Farr connects to what we have been learning about perceptions of race in America. Read the story AND the comments afterward and begin to have your own conversations with your family and friends.
They may be able to teach problem-solving skills better than textbooks. James Paul Gee is a leading proponent of developing video games for education and a professor of literacy studies at Arizona State University. His most recent book is Good Video Games and Good Learning. Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/learning/schools/how-video-games-can-help.html?play#ixzz1p5sMIxiA
An interactive look at the size and scale of the universe can be found here. This helps us consider one of the big questions in philosophy: Are we alone in the universe? Our trip to AMNH in New York City will help us figure it out even better.
Philosophy by Another Name By COLIN MCGINN
A new method of teaching is turning the traditional classroom on its head. Created by Knewton and Column Five Media