The humanities can be an effective point of entry to teach potentially difficult topics like social responsibility in the midst of formal curriculum. For instance, Radiohead’s “All I Need” (lyrics here) could be used in economics courses to navigate the fair v. free trade debate and considerations related to globalization
Exemplar Q’s for simultaneously teaching both with and about digital media:
How is color being used to convey meaning?
How is life different for each child?
How are the shoes positioned to tell a story and make a point?
If you have a chance, please look this syllabus over before class; we’ll be discussing it tomorrow. Our first day back should help us look ahead, reset our course, and catch up… You’ll even have the opportunity to select a micro teaching topic. Further, look over the senior-year-final-exam_rubric that was used last year & will be used this year for your final exam microteaching.
Consider what can be meant when someone claims a country has “freedom”, at least in an economic sense. Freedom for who, for what, and etc.?! This is a more complicated than we might first think and but the Index of Economic Freedom can give us some insights. Further, you can turn the CIA World Factbook to compare and contrast different countries.