Resources for Educators: Charlottesville & Beyond
In the wake of the violence experienced in Charlottesville, Virginia, please see below for resources to help teachers talk to students about those events.
"What is the alt-right?" Guidance on how teachers can recognize white supremacists thinking in their classrooms and disrupt the alt-right's youth recruitment machine.
Facing History and Ourselves
"The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy." An archive of resources -- including videos, lesson plans, primary sources, and professional development tools -- to teach the Reconstruction period and its relevance for today.
Southern Poverty Law Center
"Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide." Principles to guide communities in fighting hate in their area.
"Confederate Memorials and Their Removal." This lesson plan for grades 9-12 focuses on the history of Confederate memorials across the country and recent efforts to remove them.
"Books Matter: Children's Literature." A list of fiction and non-fiction for all grade levels that addresses matters of social justice from multiple perspectives.