They are both history teachers, but not in the way you might think. Rather than chalkboard and textbook, their tools of trade are hip hop and song... and these two 20-somethings are beginning to make social studies more sociable.
Slavery and the Law documents the creation of a mural by Brooklyn teenagers, interweaving their journey with an examination of the legal status of enslaved Africans in Colonial America up until the American Civil Rights Movement.
If educators take time to promote a caring school climate as they do with meeting various achievement benchmarks, then advancing moral and ethical dialogue would not seem like a huge stretch for students.
The Texas Board of Education has added to the study of evolution a requirement that delighted those who have long been troubled by the whole idea of evolution and who are, themselves, living proof that evolution does not occur in all humans.