By Jessica Shim “How are you currently teaching the history of American slavery?” read the question on the projector screen. I was privileged enough to be sitting in a Teaching Tolerance workshop called “Teaching Hard History – American Slavery” hosted by Maureen Costello (Director, Teaching Tolerance), Monita Bell (Senior Editor, Teaching Tolerance), James Perla (Carter…… Continue reading Teaching Hard History
By Katie Whelan, ESL teacher, Highland Springs High School Race and ethnicity is a confusing topic demonstrated in the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity where the federal government still struggles with those categories. Race may be a construct but racism is real. Teachers need to be knowledgeable of history…… Continue reading Create consciousness: How do you facilitate lessons on race and racism in a classroom?