Join Learning for Justice in conversation with our new Summer Read-Along series. These virtual events will feature LFJ writers and facilitators alongside educators and others who are advocating for inclusive education, accurate histories and other social justice efforts in their schools and communities.
Rural Schools and Hard History
The September 2022 Read-Along focused on the feature article "Rural Schools and Hard History." Watch to hear from article author Cory Collins, Mississippi's Teach Plus Executive Director Sanford Johnson, and LFJ's Associate Director for Learning in Schools Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn as they explore the rich history and diversity of rural schools. The panelists also shared strategies for educators who want to uplift honest histories and reflections for others who want to help advocate for rural students and communities.
Going Beyond the Textbook
The August 2022 Read-Along focused on the feature article “Going Beyond the Textbook.” Watch to hear from article author Dorothee Benz, educator and activist Christopher Rogers and LFJ facilitator Courtney Wai as they explored the importance of teaching history beyond what is typically included in textbooks. The panelists also shared strategies for educators and reflections for others who want to help advocate for more honest history instruction.
The July 2022 Read-Along focused on the feature article “Teaching Local History in Tulsa.” Watch to hear from article author Coshandra Dillard, Tulsa educator Akela Leach and LFJ facilitator Jaci Jones as they explored the importance of teaching local histories in schools. The panelists also shared suggestions for people who want to advocate for elevating local histories and for educators looking to incorporate these histories into their teaching practice.
Illustration by Kim Salt