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Discussing Charlottesville in your classroom

New York Teacher

In light of the events in Charlottesville, Va., in August, here are some teaching resources to help you navigate conversations in your classroom about tolerance, social justice, civil discourse and more.


The AFT’s Share My Lesson website has assembled lessons and resources that address racism and stereotyping, bullying, immigration, coping with traumatic events, social justice and human rights.

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides free resources and lesson plans on race and ethnicity, religion, ability, class, immigration, gender and sexual identity, bullying and bias, and rights and activism.

Facing History and Ourselves

This nonprofit organization provides tools, resources and strategies to help students engage with complex moments in history to understand how they shape the present. Topics include democracy and civic engagement, race in U.S. history, justice and human rights, anti-Semitism and religious tolerance, bullying and ostracism, global immigration, genocide and mass violence.

Anti-Racist Resources

Journalist Melinda Anderson introduced this crowdsourced collection of resources designed to address the history of racism, race and education, having difficult conversations in class and resources for young children.

10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race

This podcast episode of Truth for Teachers, an educators’ podcast, provides advice for those who want to talk about inequity but need help getting started.

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