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

Teaching for Social Justice

by Jessica Shim Last August, a group of white supremacists marched on the lawns and streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and chanted things like, “Jews will not replace us,” “Blood and soil,” and “White lives matter.” They were carrying torches, Confederate battle flags, and German Nazi flags. They terrorized the streets and turned Charlottesville into a…… Continue reading Teaching for Social Justice