Go black in solidarity with the Iraq Moratorium

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Activists around the country are saying No More Business As Usual on the third Friday of every month. In solidarity with this Iraq Moratorium, on every third Friday of the month, Reach and Teach's website will go black for 1 hour at 11:30AM PDT until the war in Iraq ends. You can see what this will look like at http://www.reachandteach.com/testblackout.html

Will you join us in this action by having your website go black for 30 minutes on the third Friday of every month and displaying a message to "Pray and Act for Peace"? You can either do this manually yourself by creating your own page and temporarily replacing your home page on your website or we've written some code that you can use.
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Resources for Real Lives Simulation

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Reach And Teach is thrilled to have Real Lives 2007, from Educational Simulations, the life simulation that gives you the opportunity to learn how people really live in other countries.
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Ten Things To Consider

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Ten Things To Consider Before Signing A Military Enlistment Contract

My goodness what 20 years will do to a person! Back in 1985 I had most of my hair, four stripes on my arm, a chest full of ribbons, and a whole lot less of well...... me. I was proud to serve as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Back in 1985, I was stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California, teaching Korean.

I'm still very proud of how I served my country and have incredible respect for anyone who volunteers to put on a uniform, especially during a time of war. Yet much of my world view has changed since I left the Air Force and traveled to places like Afghanistan and El Salvador.

I also look at the young people in my life, like Jeremy, Katie, Jack, Bobby, and Jessica and I worry about the world we are handing to them, the wars we have chosen to fight and those yet to come. Before any of the young people in my life think about joining the military, I want to make sure they have as much information as possible and understand the ramifications of the choices they make.

That's why I'm so pleased to have a new resource available to share with them and you.

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Harry Potter

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OK, we'll admit it. Some of the staff here at Reach And Teach love the Harry Potter book series. In addition to Craig Wiesner's review (below), we thought we should share this terrific article from our friends at tolerance.org (a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center).
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The Hunger Banquet

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One of the most engaging activities suggested in the "Poverty Project" book is holding a special banquet where the attendees are randomly divided up into have-a-lots, have-a-littles, and have-almost-nothings. Their table-furnishings and food reflect their randomly-assigned status.
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"Producing Peace" Lesson Plan (free download)

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Getting children to talk about injustice is the first step in getting them to do something about it. First, of course, you have to understand what they consider to be unjust! Stanford Students and Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice interns Katie Cueva and Priti Sanghani have put together a terrific lesson plan that takes children from compassion to action.
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Marriage Arguments (Loving v Virginia)

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This script written by Derrick Kikuchi at Reach and Teach was created and based on the transcript of Loving v Virginia, a landmark Supreme Court case in 1967 dealing with interracial marriage.

Click here to view the script.



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