During the 2019-2020 school year, Learning for Justice produced four webinars about a range of topics, from advice for tackling the hard or hidden histories too rarely taught in schools to recommendations for supporting student mental health through an intersectional lens.
More than 3,000 educators joined us live for these webinars, but you can view them at your convenience on demand. Check out what you might have missed last year, and build up your knowledge for the year to come!
Join us for a deep dive into our Teaching Hard History framework for grades K-5! Participants will learn how our elementary framework centers the stories of enslaved people to teach the history of American slavery in a way that is both age-appropriate and accessible. They will also gain strategies for teaching about topics like freedom, race, enslavement and resistance while avoiding common pitfalls.
Cohosted by experts from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, this webinar delves into the ways American history instruction often fails to acknowledge—and contributes to—the erasure of Indigenous stories and perspectives. In this webinar, you’ll learn about critical historical events, as well as cultural and societal contributions of Indigenous peoples past and present. You will also examine common misconceptions and stereotypes and gain resources for teaching a more complete history.
Inspired by and including excerpts from Richard Rothstein’s New York Times bestselling book The Color of Law, this webinar explores the role of U.S. segregation in everything from housing to employment to wealth accumulation—and the policies that made it all happen. Join us as we discuss the deliberate governmental practices that created opportunities for white Americans and excluded others. Tune in to learn why the “bootstraps theory” doesn’t hold up and gain some useful tools for your classroom practice.
Cohosted by Dr. Charles Barrett, chair of the Multicultural Affairs Committee of the National Association of School Psychologists, this webinar focuses on challenges students face regarding mental health, including how those challenges can vary depending on their intersecting identities. We also share examples of what schools and districts are doing to address these challenges. Watch this webinar on demand to learn about tools and strategies for your own classroom and school community.