U•X•L Protests, Riots, and Rebellions: Civil Unrest in the Modern World provides students with information about a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. The 3-volume set details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and others less familiar to students. The international scope of the title allows students to compare and contrast events from different parts of the world. For example, they might compare the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969 with the first gay rights festival held Shanghai in 2009. The set helps students gain a greater understanding of Civics, Government, U.S. History, and World History.
School Library Journal published a review for this “informative” resource in their July 1st print issue, take a look:
The chronology spans 1760 to 2017, but articles cite protests in ancient times as well. Open-ended critical thinking questions and research and activity ideas significantly extend the work’s utility. Frequent color photographs and an uncluttered layout enhance the reading experience. The coverage is objective and thorough, presenting multiple sides of complex issues and acknowledging historical, social, and economic context. Naturally not exhaustive, the work is extensive in scope (global but U.S.-centric). Every student will benefit from this attractive, informative, well-organized set.
–Patricia D. Lothrop, formerly at St. George’s School, Newport, RI