Protecting Against COVID-19 and Standing Against Racism
The world has been on high alert concerning the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19. Facing History and Ourselves offers a teaching idea outlining the known facts about the virus and giving students the opportunity to explore instances of discrimination related to this novel strain of coronavirus. Providing students with factually correct information and opportunities to reflect on the consequences of discrimination makes them less likely to participate in coronavirus-inspired racism and encourages them to challenge such “othering” if, or when, they encounter it.
As the pandemic unfolds, more and more funding needs are arising for schools, educators, and communities. Community foundations and companies are stepping up to fund these needs. Here are just a few of the grant opportunities that are available to schools and educational organizations in need:
No culture exists without science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM provides the necessary tools to function in the natural environment. How a society lives and learns to use evidence-based results to survive can differ greatly. In Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, the world of scientific discovery is explored from an Indigenous perspective.
Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.