Mythbusting the Genetic Basis of Racism

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 […]

A Sad Sort of Clean at the Other End of the Line – Hydro Lesson Plans

At our recent WISE session, co-presented by Ellen Cook, Will Braun, and Derek Eidse, we discussed the Indigenous response to northern hydro development in our province.  MB Hydro’s marketing claims that this energy is ‘clean’, but that term is laughable to those at the northern end of the transmission line.  Here are the lesson plans […]

Radical Teacher Blog

Teachers who are looking for a resource that is guided by socialist, feminist and anti-racist principles should look towards the Radical Teacher blog site. This site publishes a new volume every 6 months. The latest is entitled, “Radical Teaching and the Food Justice Movement”. Past volumes include: “Hip Hop and Critical Pedagogy” & ” Occupy and […]

Savages, Servants and Scenery: Africa and Africans According to Hollywood

This is a film studies unit that can be used for teaching media literacy or colonialism in English or Social Studies classes.  It is meant for upper-level high school students.  All films should be previewed by the teacher so that adaptations can be made, taking into account your comfort level, as well as the sensitivities […]