Hello friends! This week we’ve got a new teaching activity on names of places, social science research on parental incarceration, and sociological takes on why screen-time guidelines may not reflect the realities of all families.

Teaching TSP:

Using Rock Climbing to Teach about Sexism, Racism, and Colonialism,” by Meghan Krausch. In this interactive activity, students read a recent post by Engaging Sports and research place names in their communities.

There’s Research on That!:

The Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families,” by Isabel Arriagada and Caity Curry. By 2012, nearly 2.6 million children had a parent in prison or jail. We rounded up social science research on the effects of parental incarceration on children and families.


Screen Time in Summer Time,” by Amy August. The Atlantic talks with Jessica Calarco about how screen time guidelines make assumptions that may not be true for all families

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