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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. 

Teaching Tolerance

Share My Lesson: Charlottesville- A broad array of resources and lessons related to Charlottesville, Racism, Immigration, Human Rights, Bullying and more. 

"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.

Anti-Defamation League

"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. 

Anti-Defamation League 

"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.