By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Should students support or
oppose the "Occupy" movement?
Teaching about the Occupy movement
|Since protesters began marching and camping in New York's financial district on September 17, debate has raged over what the "Occupy Wall Street" movement wants and whether its aims should be supported or opposed. "Occupy" protests have arisen across the country and abroad, sparking further debate. What are these protests about, and do you support or oppose them? Find out by watching C-SPAN video clips, reading articles on both sides of the issues, using our Occupy Wall Street Lesson Plan and engaging in a deliberation in your classroom. This site presents a balanced approach for teaching about the Occupy movement in your classroom.|
This video is about 3-minutes long.
Conflicting reports on demographics of the protesters: Christian Science Monitor report; Wall Street Journal poll
This video is about 6 minutes long.
Website referenced in the video: OurTime.org
Articles supporting the Occupy movement:
· Occupy Wall Street: A Timely Call for Justice, Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
OPPOSE the Occupy Movement
This video is about 7 minutes long.
Article referenced in the video: Eugene Robinson
Articles opposing the Occupy movement:
· Are we the Wall Street Protesters?, Bill O'Reilly, Creators Syndicate