Strategies for Facilitating Discussions About Racial Equity
In a post titled “Moving Forward Together,” the Connecticut Department of Education has compiled a list of resources to provide teachers, students, and parents with insights and strategies to help engage in a dialogue about racism, hate, violence, and other tragic events that children may hear about or see on the news. The resources include written materials from organizations such as Teaching Tolerance; facilitated online discussions on topics that range from “Distance Learning and Family Engagement: The Perspective of Communities of Color” (June 18) to “Mental Health and Racial Equity” (June 25); and a leadership webinar, “SCHOOLING FOR CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice” (June 16).
Few American artists loom larger than Langston Hughes. He wrote novels, plays, short stories, films, librettos, children’s verse, newspaper columns, translations, and memoirs, and edited several important anthologies. But most of all, he remained a poet. From “Dreams” to “Let America Be America Again,” he explored social conscience and class difference with lyric beauty and music.
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 outlines the known facts about the virus and giving students the opportunity to explore instances of discrimination related to this novel strain of coronavirus.
In an article in Smithsonian Magazine, journalist and digital editor Meilan Solly presents 158 resources chronicling the history of anti-Black violence and inequality in the United States within a narrative that explains and contextualizes them.