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The Baltimore riots: Newseum resources

As events in Baltimore continue to unfold, use Newseum resources to make connections in your classroom. Below is a list of relevant resources and lesson plans that relate to the events in Baltimore. Resources are divided into three categories: media literacy, historical connections, and civics and citizenship.
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A Teacher's Role in Fighting Racism

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Responding to protests and rioting in Baltimore, Gary Hamilton says that teachers need to give students a space to discuss racism and process their emotions.
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Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson 

Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Process it yourself first, ask students what they want to know and by all means, don’t make the lesson colorblind. Find out these and more tips for classroom discussions about Michael Brown’s death.
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Teaching Ideas For #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

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View the story "Teaching Ideas For #Ferguson #Michael Brown" on Storify.

 

Storify, by the way, is a tool that can be used to assemble a collection of tweets on one webpage, with live links preserved.

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Teaching About Ferguson | Teaching for Change

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Earlier this year I shared several resources for teaching about the civil rights issues in Ferguson, MO. After last night's news, we'll all want to revisit this issue with our students, who will undoubtedly have a great deal to say. Trending on Twitter is a hashtag: #FergusonSyllabus, where teachers are sharing resources for teaching about Ferguson and Civil Rights. Check it out (even if you don't have a Twitter) here:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/fergusonsyllabus?f=realtime

 

Use the filter button on the toolbar in the upper right corner of this page to find those earlier articles, which were tagged "CivilRights."

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Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom - COLORLINES

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#FergusonSyllabus comes to the classroom.
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Twitter Responds To Santa Barbara Shootings With #YesAllWomen Hashtag

Twitter Responds To Santa Barbara Shootings With #YesAllWomen Hashtag | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The tragedy in California has stirred a powerful reaction on social media.
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For a review of what happened in Santa Barbara last week, see this story from The Chronicle of Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/05/27/uc-santa-barbara-students-killed-shooting-rampage#sthash.S0icbdBc.dpbs

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Arne Duncan: Integration Alone Doesn't Equal a World-Class Education

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On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the education community to advance an equal-opportunity agenda.
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The Day of Silence

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"As educators, such silence can make us uncomfortable, especially the kind of intentional and meaning-filled silence that is practiced on this day. But it's not the silence on this day that should give us the greatest concern. It's really the everyday silence around LGBT issues and the negative outcomes this silence has for so many students that ought to make us uncomfortable."

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George Washington High, San Francisco School, Sparks Online Free Speech Battle

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This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Corey G. Johnson.

"Civil rights groups recently intervened in a free-speech controversy at the San Francisco Unified School District after a school suspended three high school seniors and banned them from graduation and prom over comments they made online.

The students were suspended from George Washington High School after a teacher learned about postings on a Tumblr page called "Scumbag Teachers."

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How Do You Teach Students About Freddie Gray?

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When dialogue does happen, it can’t always be scripted. Baltimore City Public Schools, which has been active this week when it comes to discussing race and racism, reopened on Wednesday. The district dispatched social workers, psychologists, and other mental health workers to campuses as a resource for students. Teachers were encouraged to use district-issued resources on teaching conflict and social justice. Sample lesson plans covered everything from dealing with emotions like anger and fear (for the youngest students) to analyzing protest music and comparing news coverage. But at Mervo, McDaniels says administrators encouraged teachers to scrap the provided plans in favor of genuine, student-led conversations about how they felt.
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All U.S. High Schools to Receive Free Copies of 'Selma'

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Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.
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Here's What These High School Students Had To Say About Events In Ferguson

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The day after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Minnesota high school teacher Tom Rademacher expected to "check in with kids at least a little bit about their r...
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Understanding Ferguson: A guide to the best essays and journalism

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There is no single explanation for why Ferguson, Mo., erupted this summer. Other communities have wrestled with the aftermath of controversial police shootings. Other cities have struggled with the lingering forces of segregation and racial disadvantage. Other vigils have been held, sermons delivered.
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How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson

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A crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing
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Principal Pete Cahall’s coming out speech at Wilson High

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Speaking at a Pride Day school event in D.C., Cahall broke decades of silence in telling students he is gay.
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For more on this story (and about Wilson HS): http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/wilson-high-principal-comes-out-as-gay-at-schools-pride-day/2014/06/04/e40e9cae-ec18-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_print.html

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Expansive Survey of America's Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities | U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school in the country in nearly 15 years.
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GAO Report Questions Whether Bullying Laws Protect All Students

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By Michele McNeil

A GAO report asserts that existing laws do not go far enough to protect the safety of students in schools.  

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Nicholas Kristof's Contest on Bullying - Teen Ink - A teen literary magazine and website

Nicholas Kristof's Contest on Bullying - Teen Ink - A teen literary magazine and website | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
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