Resources for Educators in the Wake of Charlottesville
We know that educators are often the adults with whom young people process what they see and experience in the world. In the face of the overt racism and violence this month in Charlottesville, and in light of the sometimes more subtle violence and racism that is prevalent everywhere in America, we wanted to share some resources to help with those conversations.
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- The Washington Post offers a roundup of resources shared via social media with the hashtag #CharlottesvilleCurriculum.
- For a brief news story and classroom questions, see PBS NewsHour’s segment, “How to discuss the history of white nationalism with your students in the wake of Charlottesville.”
- In this free, on demand webinar, education experts from the American Federation of Teachers, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, the Anti-Defamation League and Facing History and Ourselves review lessons on the events in Charlottesville, covering topics such as the so-called alt-right, the history of hate and white supremacy, how to talk about race and religion, memorials and monuments, the First and Second amendments, and the emotional impact on students.
- The Anti-Defamation League compiled resources and lessons to “Teach and Learn from ‘Unite the Right’” in this blog post.
- Teaching Tolerance offers a long list of resources for educators, with lesson plans and other material.