Teach the 2016 Election!
Teaching elections in our polarized political environment can be a difficult—and daunting—task for many educators. That’s why the Fall 2016 issue highlights practical concerns about bringing politics into the classroom. Equipped with key resources and a strategy that emphasizes civil discourse and respect for differences, you can engage your students and teach about ideological perspectives, even during the most contentious campaigns.
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One Hundred Years in the Making
Get to Know the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
If It Can Happen Here...
When election rhetoric threatened their district culture, this group of California teachers organized a “Teach In.”
Rock the Vote
The organization clearly has great brand recognition, but what does it really mean to “Rock the Vote”?
You want to teach about the election, but there's a lot of hostility and tension getting in the way. Here's your quick guide to surviving the weeks leading up to November 8.
Burning 'Brown' to the Ground
Carol Anderson explains how, in many Southern states, Brown v. Board of Education fueled decades of resistance to school integration.
Native Voices, Native Votes
The country's first inhabitants are the least likely to vote in national elections. Why?
And the Winners Are...
Meet the recipients of the 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.