Students notice when Black history is taught only in February, but they deserve to learn this American history year-round. These resources emphasize engaging students' communities and lived experiences, including how you can incorporate local stories in lessons—and move Black history from the margins to your everyday curriculum.
Black history isn’t only in the past—it’s happening right now. This Black History Month, commit to acknowledging and elevating today’s young Black change makers and their accomplishments year-round. Our resources will help you uplift Black activists who are changing history and those fighting for justice within their communities, and they will encourage your students to see themselves as change makers too.
Our Spring 2021 issue is here! This issue introduces our new name, Learning for Justice, and dives deep into the ways that white supremacy manifests in U.S. schools—including in teacher preparation programs and distance learning. You’ll also learn the stories of educators and students who push back against white supremacy on their campuses and in their communities.
Black History Month begins February 1! And while we know anti-racist educators teach Black history year-round, we hope these resources will help you consider how you're framing the month this particular year. Learn more about the need for—and history behind—Black History Month and get support for teaching Black history in a way that moves beyond trauma and embraces liberation and resistance.
As we mourn the deaths of educators due to coronavirus here in Montgomery, Alabama, we are also lifting up school communities throughout the country who are dealing with losses of their own. These resources can help you recognize and address this trauma with your students and yourself.