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History class should be the last place where we stop talking about race

Noting the complaint that “appears at least once on my students’ course evaluations: ‘too much time on race’ ” every time he teaches American history, Donald Earl Collins adds, “A small but persistent minority of my students seem to want…

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Teaching the Hard History of American Slavery

As Black History Month begins, the Southern Poverty Law Center has published a report that “shows our schools are failing to teach the hard history of African enslavement.”  Read the report and take a quiz testing how much you know…

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4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Leticia Skae changed both her approach to teaching and the content of the curriculum to reach and engage her students, steps which resulted in “incredible growth on [the students’] state mandated end-of-course exams.”  To read her complete article, click here.

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Why I Teach About Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World

Citing the backlash received by Sarah Bond following the publication of the article about “the multicolored paint on ancient marble sculpture, and how its erasure has connections to white supremacy,”  Rebecca Futo Kennedy explains why she teaches about “race and…

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The Color of Emotion: Teachers’ Racialized Interpretations of Children’s Emotion and Student Outcomes

Amy Halberstadt received a William T. Grant Foundation grant for her work about how “practices that reduce racial bias among teachers can respond to gaps in academic and disciplinary outcomes between Black and White students. . . . . Teachers…

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