Juneteenth—celebrated across the country on June 19—marks an important milestone in the struggle for freedom. But the lessons of this holiday can and should be taught year-round. Use these resources to learn more about Juneteenth, get ideas for sharing it with students and contextualize it within American history.
Lies My Bookshelf Told Me: Slavery in Children’s Literature
Children’s books are a common way to introduce the topic of slavery to our youngest students. But what do we do when the stories get it wrong?
The history of Juneteenth acknowledges hard history while also empowering students to be advocates for change.
As part of our series highlighting educator voices, we spoke to five black teachers who teach in predominately black or all-black settings to ask how they approach the topic of slavery.
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