The Occupy Wall Street protests are obviously on many peoples’ minds lately. In my scotch fog (more like cheap Bourbon, in my case) not only did I not take into account my lack of activity on this blog, but also my lack of real analysis of these protests.
So here’s some video to share with your students–hopefully with as little editorializing as possible.
The YouTube channel OccupyTVNY provides a pretty good snapshot of the various protests in New York, where the movement began (obviously…does anyone really want to occupy Wall Street in the middle of Montana?). Furthermore, the Manchester Guardian’s Teacher Network provides a cool set of stats and classroom resources for teachers covering the protests.
Given the Guardian’s slant, its pretty even handed.
I’ll be giving my own take on these protests shortly. If you read my reports on the Save Our Schools March in July, you probably get a sense of where I’m going with this.