Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday still observed as Columbus Day in many states. On this day—and year-round—we hope you’ll commit to teaching the truth about Indigenous history and the experiences of Indigenous peoples. These resources can help.
Started by the Campaign for Youth Justice, October is Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), a time to “raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by our criminal justice system.” These resources explain how the school-to-prison and school-to-deportation pipelines all too often begin in the classroom. And they offer ways educators can interrupt these systems.
After the president of the United States refused to denounce white supremacy at Tuesday night’s debate, some leaders of white nationalist groups publicly anticipated a spike in new recruits. We hope these resources will help you recognize—and confront—white nationalism and radicalization if you see it in your students.
As National Suicide Prevention Month draws to a close, we want to offer one more reminder: This year, especially, it’s critical to encourage students and colleagues to talk about mental health and reach out for support when it’s needed. We hope these resources help.
The 2020 election is six weeks away, and time is winding down for future voters to get registered! Whether you’re working remotely or in-person, these resources can help you teach students of any age about voting and civic engagement. Here, you’ll find easy advice on helping students register, along with recommendations and resources for teaching about voting rights and voter suppression.