Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca has taught high school social studies since 2000. She is on the editorial board of Rethinking Schools and is the Zinn Education Project Organizer / Curriculum Writer for the 2018-2019 school year.

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I enthusiastically endorse more civics, but it cannot be more of the same. (Photo: Flickr) Views
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Teaching More Civics Will Not Save Us From Trump
Working as a social studies teacher for almost two decades, I have noticed a predictable and perennial pattern. A study is published showing some alarming deficit in the knowledge of people in the United States. Two-thirds of respondents cannot find Iraq on a map. One-third cannot name a single...
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Too often, when it comes to U.S. Cold War interventions, the official curriculum is sanitized and disjointed, leaving students ill-equipped to make sense out of their nation’s global bullying. (Photo: Flickr/Theresa Quagraine/cc) Views
Monday, February 12, 2018
Disguising Imperialism: How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students
Recently, with the possibility of Special Counsel Robert Mueller III subpoenaing President Trump in the headlines, I found myself discussing the Russian hacking allegations with my U.S. History class. Having just finished our Cold War unit, my students were much less concerned about Russia...
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Why We Should Teach About the FBI’s War on the Civil Rights Movement
This month marks the 45th anniversary of a dramatic moment in U.S. history. On March 8, 1971—while Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden, and as millions sat glued to their TVs watching the bout unfold— a group of peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media,...
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