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Supporting Student Action for Social Justice

Recent headlines point to all kinds of student action, from tackling climate change to advocating for more equitable schools. But those of us who work with students know they're doing what young people have always done: leading the way toward necessary change. In this edition of The Moment, we offer resources to help you support your students when they stand up against injustice, fight for equity and take the lead in shaping a better future for all of us.

Responding to the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

After today's horrific shooting at two mosques in New Zealand, use this time to embrace and listen to your Muslim students—and to encourage all students to speak up against anti-Muslim bias. These resources in this edition of The Moment can help you do it.

Slavery Simulations: Just Don't

We're saddened by the news of yet another classroom lesson on slavery involving a troubling simulation—but we're not surprised. Our research has shown some common pitfalls when teaching and learning about slavery. In this edition of The Moment, we explain why mock auctions—along with simulations of the Middle Passage—do more harm than good, and we provide resources for teaching this history more effectively.

Celebrating Women Activists

On March 8, we celebrate International Women's Day. But there are 30 other days in Women's History Month and 364 other days in the year to learn and teach about how women have worked to make our world a better place. Here are a few of our favorite resources to help you get started.

Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

March 7 marks the 54th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the day state troopers brutalized peaceful protesters during a march in Selma, Alabama. News reports of the event helped drive the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the fight for voting rights continues. In this edition of The Moment, find resources you can use to teach about the ongoing struggle.