Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stephen Colbert: “I don’t see color.”

Having difficulty publishing a video, so I will just share the link: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/72238/july-27-2006/better-know-a-district—district-of-columbia—eleanor-holmes-norton Watch from 4:35 for a couple of minutes for relevant material. Having read Ladson-Billings’ article and stance on “colorblindness” before, I always am reminded of Stephen Colbert’s ongoing … Continue reading

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My American Artifact – The Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4slliAtQU

I choose this music video as my American Artifact, because more that the patriotic aspect of identifying as America, I think the social and cultural world of being American is very distinct. A large part of American culture and society has been the popular culture, and I have to say when I think of a good-old-American-summer, the Beach Boys are the soundtrack. 🙂 I believe this band, song, and video, more than just having USA in the title, represent a lot about American pop culture. The video is a part of a television show, and television has been huge in our society for decades; the Beach Boys were an iconic boy band of an era, and even still today.

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Week of 9/3/12

John Dewey said, “Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”   My interpretation of the social education and teaching elementary social studies aligns with just that.  It seems … Continue reading

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