Teaching Hard History

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

Create consciousness: How do you facilitate lessons on race and racism in a classroom?

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?