Panther in classroom

Panther in the classroom

The following article published in Education week has impressed and prompted me to share this article with you.  Much has been written and debated, about ‘how to make education, relevant, interesting and appealing?’ Past century has seen many remarkable transformations in the field of science, architecture, technology, films, cultures, transport, communication and so on,  except the education and schooling.  When gen-z is more interested and involved in games, music, films, sports, gadgets, social media etc., why not link education with this stuff to make it more relevant and appealing to the Gen-Z. The following education is an amazing initiative by a Chicago Middle school Teacher    

Teachers Are Bringing ‘Black Panther’ to the Classroom

By Brenda Iasevoli on March 1, 2018 2:01 PM (Education Week)

“Black Panther,” the first Marvel Studios film with a predominantly black cast, is now the company’s third-highest grossing film, behind the two “Avengers” films.

It’s a big hit in classrooms, too.

Teachers are building lessons based on the film, set in the super hi-tech, uncolonized African nation of Wakanda, where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) inherits the fictitious kingdom upon the death of his father only to be challenged by a Wakandan exile, Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).

Chicago middle school teacher Tess Raser wrote the “Wakanda Curriculum” to help her students explore the film’s themes of colonialism, cultural representation, global anti-blackness, black feminism, and Afrofuturism. The lessons guide students in grades 5 through 8 in………………………Please click the following link to read more

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2018/03/teachers_are_bringing_black_pa.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2&M=58400868&U=1902050