#MeToo Body of Work Update

Thursday 29 August 2019

This week, I’ve been working on updating some of the #MeToo resources on the site to make them applicable to the new course.  There’s a first set, second set, and third set of materials that could take you anywhere from a few lessons to an entire unit of study depending on what you do with them. 

You’ll find that I’ve placed them in several places on the site.  It’s hard because some of you will organize yourself by the areas of exploration while others will use the concepts while still other teachers will mix and match in a creative way that works for them.  So, you’ll find the #MeToo resources are under “readers, writers and texts,” but also under “communication,” “perspective,” and “culture.” 

Finally, I’ve tried to add relevant bodies of work to each post.  For example, in the first set of lessons, there are now 4 public service announcements produced by Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement.  There’s also 6 articles in The Atlantic by Caitlin Flanagan about #MeToo including her own personal story.  And finally, although we can’t link it, there a suggestion to consider using the documentary produced by Lifetime titled “Surviving R. Kelly.”  It’s a 6-part documentary and I would imagine for a body of work you wouldn’t have to watch all six (they are each an hour long).  But you could.  It’s also intense.  Proceed with caution and only after viewing it yourself.  Here’s a link to the Wikipedia page about it if you want to learn more.    

We hope – if you have started teaching the new course – that you are off to a fantastic start and we encourage you to keep reaching out to us if you have any questions.

Best,

Tim


Tags: Tim, #MeToo, bodies of work


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