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Teaching the Movement at Whitman College

Kate Shuster - March 10, 2014

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.

The Noose of Racism

Jill Silos-Rooney - March 7, 2014

What happens when we don’t teach about the history of racism? Turn on the news.

The Problem with Pronouns

Allison Ricket - March 6, 2014

Supporting trans and gender-fluid students requires the courage to try until you get it right.

Announcing “Teaching the Movement 2014”

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - March 5, 2014

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.

Old Problem, New Approach

Emily Chiariello - March 3, 2014

Heritage months offer opportunities to model yearlong inclusive teaching practices.

Classic Invisibility

Dr. Neal A. Lester - February 28, 2014

Just because a bookshelf is full of "classics" doesn't mean it holds universal life lessons.

Quiet in the Classroom

Anonymous - February 27, 2014

Introverts are often pushed to be talkative and outgoing. Doing so devalues their identities.

Pop Music as Critical Text

- February 25, 2014

Is Beyoncé—or any pop culture icon—someone we should discuss with our students?

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