Lifehacker.com is a valuable resource for those trying to find innovative, efficient ways to complete life’s everyday tasks. Today they posted an article that describes the 100 most useful websites on the internet. The websites listed can be used to complete a project or pass the time. Click on the following link to see the list.
This week you will find new quotes posted on The Wall of Inspiration. The Wall of Inspiration is located in the front of the Library. The quotes are the Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules of Life.
REMINDER: If you have a quote that you would like to share, please let Miss Counts know! She can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in-person.
Rollingstone Magazine recently interviewed KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everything), about his trip to an Arizona public high school that violated state law by teaching his lyrics. KRS-One is one of the originators of rap music/hip hop in the 1970s, and wrote a book about the history of the musical genre. In this interview, he talks about perceptions of hip hop and its role in the African American community and American history.
KRS-One V. Arizona
Some questions to think about as you read the interview:
1) What does KRS-One see as the function of teaching ethnic studies?
2) What is Arizona’s purpose in banning ethnic studies? Is their stated purpose the same as their actual purpose?
3) What is the wider political climate in Arizona surrounding the ethnic studies ban? How does the influx of Latino immigrants inform your understanding of the purpose of the law?
4) What does KRS-One mean by “collectivism”? What does the state of Arizona mean by promoting “the treatment of pupils as individuals”?