Teachers College created a curriculum to support teachers using the case of Hurricane Katrina as touchstone for lessons about democratic dialogue. EdLab designed the online site and digital resources for the Teaching the Levees curriculum project. This curriculum, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and created by educators from Teachers College, Columbia University, takes the HBO Documentary Film Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, as impetus, touchstone, and text for democratic dialogues in schools, colleges, and community organizations.
The EdLab created the digital resources used by educators, students, community leaders, social activists, and others. These include media content, supplementary materials, venues for community sharing, and online professional development. The EdLab Development and Research group also conducted an evaluation of the use of these materials by educators across the country.
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