American Hate: Lessons from Survivors

This lesson raises awareness of hate crimes and their impact through survivor testimonials included in American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, edited by Arjun Singh Sethi (The New Press, 2018). Hate crimes and hate groups are increasing, including in schools. According to the FBI, there were 7,175 hate crimes in 2017, representing a 17 percent increase from 2016. While this statistic […]

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Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools Endorsers

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Black Lives Matter in Schools Resources

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D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

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Five Ways to Support Teaching for Change

I learned young people don’t have to wait until they’re older to stand up for their beliefs. —Eighth grade student, Washington, D.C. When students learn about history beyond the textbook heroes and holidays, they rethink the world around them and can see themselves as agents of change. Help Teaching for Change reach teachers with the […]

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Teaching about Puerto Rico

Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico introduces students to the history, geography, identity, government, economy, environment, and culture of Puerto Rico through essays, poetry, and fiction. The second edition of our book Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico has been out of print since 2006. In light of the current crisis on the island after Hurricane Maria and thanks to […]

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Equity in Parent Orgs

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Teach About Selma

Interactive lessons and recommended resources that invite students to think critically and creatively about today’s continued fight for social justice. Lessons The release of the film Selma in the 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped generate great interest in these pivotal stories from the Civil Rights […]

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Teaching about Haiti

All too often in the midst of reporting on Haiti, we hear that the country is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere without the infrastructure to deal with disaster. But little explanation is provided as to why, leaving students to assume it must be the fault of the people there. Nor do we hear of the […]

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Teaching about 1963

Too often, the teaching about the modern Civil Rights Movement—as a spontaneous eruption of angry but saintly African Americans led by two or three inspired orators—discounts the origins, the intellect, and the breadth that guided this complex social movement. To support teaching the modern Civil Rights Movement beyond “I Have a Dream,” Teaching for Change […]

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