Important Dates in Puerto Rican History

Pre-1492: Island is a homeland of the Taínos, a native people with links to the southern Arawak peoples of South America. They call the island Borikén. 1493: November 19—Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Borikén on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, claiming the island for Spain. 1508: Spanish colonization begins. 1511: The […]

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NMAI Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In Save the Date and Survey

Saturday, September 12, 2020 National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change will host the annual Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In online on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The focus this year is environmental justice, in particular food and climate. The day will […]

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Social Justice Books Featured on CNN Sesame Street Town Hall

Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? , was a special guest on the CNN Sesame Street Town Hall “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism” on Saturday, June 6. Tatum (featured in part 2 at 6.55 minutes ) responded to a question from a parent about how to teach young children to […]

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Thank You to Our Donors

We are thankful for the many people who have donated this past week in honor of the memories of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery; in protest of their murders; and in support of education for a world where Black Lives Matter. We share here some of the recent dedications and comments we’ve received. I’m […]

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What does social justice teaching look like… virtually?

For thirty years, educators have turned to Teaching for Change to help students learn about history beyond the textbook heroes and holidays, rethink the world around them, and see themselves as agents of change. Educators continue to look to Teaching for Change in this unprecedented moment. They are adapting, and we are too – but we […]

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DCPS School, Families Continue Monthly Gathering Virtually

Bright smiles, children waving, and parents checking on each other was the introduction to this virtual parent meeting held on April 7, 2020. Principal Nikeysha Jackson and her team created a virtual version of our signature Parent-Principal Chat activity as a way for educators at West Education Campus (DCPS) to check in with families amidst […]

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Equity and Family Engagement COVID-19 Resources – A Brief List

In a rejection of the term “social distancing,” our colleague, Kwesi Rollins, of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), recently stated that while we may have to be physically distant during this challenging time, it doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t remain socially connected.  Teaching for Change staff and social justice-minded educators across borders are also mindful that […]

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Tips for Teaching Online Interactive Lessons

By Cierra Kaler-Jones Here are some suggestions for making online or remote lessons interactive to help teachers who are adapting with little time to prepare during the pandemic. Note that this was written when Zoom was the main online platform. That is shifting in many school districts, however, the overall approach may be adapted to […]

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Mythbuster Quizzes

Teaching for Change offers several mythbuster quizzes that are designed to challenge assumptions and deepen understanding. These quizzes are not to be used as a “test,” instead they offer a chance to explore myths about history and inspire further learning. Each response includes links to sources to learn more. While students are engaged in remote […]

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Teaching About Voting Rights: Online Resources

This year marks 150 years since the 15th Amendment promised “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Following the Amendment’s adoption, white supremacists waged a campaign of disenfranchisement […]

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