Educator Spotlight: Inspiring Global Readers

Marleen Spierings, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires her students to be global readers by introducing them to English literature lessons and teachers from around the world. Marleen is an English teacher at Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest near The Hague, Netherlands. Activity: “Why Metaphor?” (YMeta4) Grade Level: 9-12 Time Commitment: 3 Months This project aims to improve students’ understanding of literary devices and empowers them … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Inspiring Global Readers

Everything about the Elgins

ARTS The British Museum has lent one of the so-called “Elgin Marbles” to Russia. What are the Elgins, what is cultural repatriation, and why is this such a controversy? (The Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand cultural repatriation. Should the statues be returned to Greece? Scroll down to vote! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading Everything about the Elgins

Hopi Fight To Halt Artifact Auction

ARTS Hopi Fight To Halt Artifact Auction An auction of  Native American artifacts scheduled for Friday in Paris is stirring up controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. Members of the Hopi tribe, native to northeastern Arizona, say that the 70 headdresses and visages (sometimes called masks) have cultural and spiritual value, and were illegally obtained. Auctioneers say the artifacts were legally purchased by a … Continue reading Hopi Fight To Halt Artifact Auction