Your students may have some questions as a congressional committee investigates the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. These resources can help you facilitate critical conversations and provide historical context.
- Teaching the Historical Context of January 6
- Leading Conversations After Crisis
- Let's Talk!
Educators can use these LFJ resources to recognize, remember and teach intersectional LGBTQ history, including the experiences of young LGBTQ people of color. And this One World poster features a beautiful and timely message from Audre Lorde to inspire your students—all year long.
- Honoring LGBTQ Voices During Hispanic Heritage Month
- Seeing ALL Identities of LGBTQ Youth of Color
- Audre Lorde
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is October 11, 2021. We encourage you to uplift contemporary Indigenous cultures and histories by incorporating resources written by and about Indigenous peoples into your curriculum. In these LFJ resources, learn various ways to do this in your classroom—all year long.
- Indigenous Peoples' History
- Decolonizing the Classroom: Teaching With Indigenous Comics
- With and About: Inviting Contemporary American Indian Peoples Into the Classroom
Students and educators have faced countless, unprecedented hardships over the past two school years. We hope that during this Mental Illness Awareness Week, you’ll incorporate mental health literacy into your work with students. These LFJ resources highlight ways to destigmatize mental illness and feature tips for interrupting harmful school practices, which especially affect Black youth. We all need to be good to ourselves and to each other.
- Demystifying the Mind
- Broken and Healing: Normalizing Mental Health Issues in Our Classrooms
- Black Minds Matter
On this National Voter Registration Day, September 28, we urge educators to engage all students in understanding the registration process and provide eligible youth with the information they need to vote. It is an especially critical time to discuss voting, as recent legislation aimed at limiting voting rights, an ongoing pandemic and natural disasters make participation in the democratic process more challenging and more crucial. We hope these LFJ resources will help!
- Register Future Voters
- Get Started!
- Future Voters Project: Additional Resources