Talking About Race in the Wake of Charlottesville

Photo courtesy of NPR Ed

There is no doubt that events in today’s world are quite alarming. Hate groups are on the rise and are becoming more bold with their messages of dissension. These events not only affect adults, but also our students, who should be offered the opportunity to discuss what they may be feeling. As the new school year begins, it is important to address what happened in Charlottesville, Boston and other cities throughout the country with your students.

The BTU has collected resources to assist in helping you to discuss what is happening with your students. Please feel free to use and share them with your colleagues:

  1. American Federation of Teachers: Share My Lesson Charlottesville Curriculum
  2. American Federation of Teachers: Share My Lesson Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events
  3. American Federation of Teachers: Share My Lesson Addressing Racism & Sterotyping
  4. Education Week Teacher: Addressing the Charlottsville Hate Rally in the Classroom
  5. NPR Ed: Resources for Educators to Use in the Wake of Charlottesville
  6. ASCD Activate: Resources for Addressing Racism and Hatred in the Classroom