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Everything that’s happened the past few days shows why teaching history is so important. This entire week has been a best hits album of american racism, but bc many fail to understand its prior manifestations, people mistake regurgitated bigotry as if it appeared out of thin air.
When I was a high school teacher there were some resources that I found really helpful in addressing the ahistorical fallacies that shape our contemporary public & political discourse. I’ve shared some before but I’ll share them again here for anyone who might find them useful:
.@facinghistory “helps students learn about hatred and bigotry so they can stop them from happening in the future.”

.@Tolerance_org seeks to help teachers & students “challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives.”

.@teachingchange “encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.”

.@ZinnEdProject “has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.”

The #charlottesvillesyllabus offers “contemporary and archival primary and secondary sources (articles, books, responses, a documentary, databases) and a list of important terms for discussing white supremacy.”

Teachers, if there are other resources you’ve found helpful please feel free to include them in this thread. More suggestions are welcome.
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