Wild World by Peter S. Rush
Set against the backdrop of the protest era of the 1970s, an idealistic Brown University graduate, Steve Logan, postpones law school to be near his girlfriend, Roxy Fisher.
Steve takes a job in Providence as a police officer. When he discovers corruption in the department, his determination to overturn the system holds unexpected consequences for his own life.
Wild World captures the conflicting dynamics of the era while offering a human experience that is as real today as it was then.
RESOURCES AVAILABLE: On his website, http://petersrush.com, Peter Rush provides resources to be used by educators, parents, and students.
Recommended Resources for Educators
· Sample Lesson Plan Curated by the New York Times:
“The Power to Change the World: A Teaching Unit on Student Activism in History and Today” offers three modules with extensive external resource links.
· FacingHistory.orgNonprofit organization covers topic areas that provide free multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming video to teaching strategies, lesson plans and more.
· University of Houston Diversity Curriculum (College Level)Guide to group activities, games, and “ice-breakers” designed to explore issues of diversity, inclusion, privilege and identity.
Recommended Web Sources for Students
· RocktheVote.org Launched in 1990 under MTV, this nonprofit/nonpartisan website focuses on voter registration and information applicable to all 50 states.
· The Activism Project Provides examples of student-led initiatives on a variety of social issues.
· Never Again MSD Browse the Facebook history of the 2018 “March for Our Lives” organized by an American student-led political action committee for gun control. This group was formed by twenty high school students in the aftermath of the shooting on February 14, 2018, when seventeen people were killed by a former student.