This week, a photograph of a math assignment asking fifth graders to set prices for enslaved people went viral. Students can learn about slavery in ways that recover the lives and histories of enslaved people or dehumanize them; celebrate their resistance or erase their agency; recognize how slavery shaped our nation or ignore it completely. Educators can teach this hard history—and teach it well—in any discipline, to students of almost any age. Here are a few examples of how.
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A teacher reminds her students that they are not defined by their grades.
"I Wish I Had Known"
The TT Advisory Board shares what they’ve learned as they’ve worked for justice in schools.
In this inquiry, middle-school students explore the economic and human consequences of European sugar consumption during the era of the transatlantic slave trade.
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Our youngest students deserve a truthful, age-appropriate account of our past. These resources for elementary educators include a first-of-its-kind framework, along with student texts, teaching tools and professional...
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