In honour of Black History Month, I’d like to draw your attention to a unit one of our members developed: Savages, Servants, and Scenery: Africa and Africans, According to Hollywood. This film studies unit will examine the treatment of Africa in Film by Hollywood. Five classic Hollywood films are screened and critically examined. Students will […]
The Feminist Club at my school talks a lot about gender stereotypes and the negative impacts on all genders; therefore, we love this video from TED. It is called “A Call to Men” and the speaker is Tony Porter (bio below). If you choose to show this video with your students, we would love to hear […]
We wanted to say thank you for your support of WISE 2015. It was a record breaking year for us with approximately 75 people in attendance. It’s heartwarming and inspiring to know we are not alone and that there are like-minded educators out there. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to working alongside you […]
MESJsalon #4 October 14th. Come join MESJ as we tour the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Then join us back at Little Sisters (470 River Avenue) at around 8 PM to discuss, de-construct and examine ways to engage students critically with the museum’s exhibits. If you’ve already been and would just like to network with […]
MESJ is very excited to present our second annual WISE conference. WISE will occur on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 during the province-wide SAGE day. All teachers, student teacher candidates, educational assistants, and any other educators are welcome to attend. We took your feedback on last year’s wise and are excited to feature two workshops on […]
Racism has become a hot topic issue in Winnipeg with the release of the Maclean’s article in January. As educators, MESJ feels we have an important role in helping our students learn the facts and see the truth behind all the rhetoric and stereotypes that float around in our media and local culture. On February 11th, we […]
“Science has a lot of political ramifications that most people don’t truly realize.” If you have not seen it yet, MESJ teacher Barbara Gajda was interviewed by the Manitoba Teacher on bringing together social justice and science. See the article, “The Justice Resonance”, here.