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Lessons Left in Katrina’s Wake

Roughly two years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Norwalk Community College students today will begin to examine the hard socioeconomic and racial lessons that can be learned from the tragedy.

Roughly two years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Norwalk Community College students today will begin to examine the hard socioeconomic and racial lessons that can be learned from the tragedy.

The classroom discourse, which will be included as part of NCC President David Levinson’s Introduction to Sociology class, is a new curriculum piece developed by the Teachers College of Columbia University.

The new curriculum piece, which will begin today with a showing and discussion of the first act of Lee’s documentary during the 8:30am class, will be making its way to 30,000 high school and college educators this year, he said, with the Teachers College distributing a 100-page curriculum guide and a DVD copy of the film free of charge.  The Teachers College received a $90,000 grant from Rockefeller Foundation for the project, Levinson said.

This article appeared in the September 6, 2007 edition of The Hour.

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Published Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2007