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March 10-14 is Brain Awareness Week. Take a moment to learn more about how brain awareness can actually change your students’ attitudes about their own brains—and even help them be more successful in school.
Teaching the civil rights movement is complicated—in terms of both content and the emotional reactions it evokes. In this post, four Whitman College students talk about what they observed while teaching K-12 students some painful—and inspiring—lessons from civil rights history.
This innovative program not only teaches important civil rights content, it bridges the gap between high school and college.
Walla Walla, Wash. is three plane flights, a few thousand miles and a climactic shift from Montgomery, Ala. As our recent report Teaching the Movement showed, there’s also a lot of distance between Washington’s sadly sketchy requirements for student learning about the civil rights movement and Alabama’s relatively ambitious standards.
What happens when we don’t teach about the history of racism? Turn on the news.
Supporting trans and gender-fluid students requires the courage to try until you get it right.
A new report reveals that most states still do not adequately teach the civil rights movement. Until this material becomes second nature to students, conversations about race won’t move us forward.