Hussein, the narrator of My Name Was Hussein, lives in Bulgaria. His Muslim family takes great pride in their religion and traditions. But soldiers soon arrive in their village and force all of the Muslims to adopt Christian names, thereby inhibiting their freedom and identities.
This lesson, adaptable across grades, is designed to help students look critically at the different Halloween costumes marketed to them in the media and other places. In schools where Halloween is observed, the activity can be used to develop guidelines for acceptable holiday garb.
This story introduces the Talmud, an important book in the Jewish faith that contains the ideas and teachings from hundreds of rabbis. A father reads a story from the Talmud to his daughter and they talk about its meaning.
TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district level. TT's grant manager caught up with grantee Chris Hass, whose project included families in his students' social justice education.
This chapter details the Chinese involvement in building the transcontinental railroad and the friction it caused between them and white workers, whom Chinese workers displaced from their jobs due to their willingness to work for less and not join labor unions.