Hi Guys!
Here's the link to an awesome, information, touching movie that you might want to view and show your students to teach acceptance and tolerance. It's about a man with extreme tourettes syndrome that was determined to accept his condition, teach others about the syndrome, and become a teacher. He accomplished his goal and then some. Check it out:

Thanks! Silena

The Waiting for "Superman" social action campaign has one primary goal: to ensure that every child receives a great education. The campaign seeks to build public awareness, ignite personal involvement and inspire real social change.
Waiting for Superman

I thought this was an interesting article about undocumented immigrants who are unable to go to college.

This is a great website on a family friend and the principal at my son's school in Green Bay when he suddenly died of a heart attack. Jack was an inspiring individual. Ryan, you will appreciate this...Jack played high school basketball with Pat Riley and kept in touch with him until his death. He has been a contributor to this wonderful fund.

This is a really neat article. P. 4-6 are where the ideas are.
p. 13-17 offer great writing activities for older kids.The rest of it is very theoretical. Notice the Hunter lesson design!
Mike R

Oneida Nation. Some good history

I would like to add another site about the Oneida Indians. I am doing my Unit Plan on the Oneida Indians and have enjoyed the wealth of information that is available online. There are three current tribes of Oneida's: one in Wisconsin, one in Canada, and one in New York. This site is for the New York Oneida's and has alot of wonderful historical information and information about the three clans (Turtle, Bear, and Wolf).

This is a theoretical article. Kind of long. If you skim through it there are some good practical ideas. Comes from Teaching Exceptional children.
Mike R