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Current events and civics education
As part of Civics as Part of Quality Social Studies Instruction (pages 17-26 of the Civics for All curriculum) this resource provides guidance on the connection between instructional practices, current issues and events, and the civics classroom.
Creating a welcoming and affirming remote learning environment
This collection contains professional learning resources to support teachers in validating and affirming students’ identities, perspectives, and experiences; developing critical consciousness to create student agency; and in caring for students in culturally responsive ways. Consider this resource to support professional learning on racism and civ...
Remote Instruction: Pedagogical Supports for Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices
This collection contains a set of resources designed and curated to support teachers in engaging in remote instruction in culturally responsive and sustaining ways. They are intended to serve as guidance and not a central mandate. Schools should utilize these resources in ways that best serve the school community. Consider this resource to support...
Citizens, not spectators
This Center for Civic Education program provides upper elementary, middle, and high school students with a course of instruction on the history and principles of the United States constitutional democracy. Critical thinking exercises, problem-solving activities, and cooperative-learning opportunities help develop intellectual and participatory skil...
As visibly non-Black or lighter skin people of color, we recognize that we benefit unearned privileges that are robbed from visibly Black people everyday. This collection contains resources that support non-Black or lighter skinned people of color in working together to interrogate, interrupt and abolish policies, behaviors, and ideas that promote ...
Culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies
This collection contains resources that support educators in developing project-based learning experiences and supporting students transition from being dependent learners to independent thinkers. Additionally, the CRS Pedagogies collection provides reflection questions for educators to use to help them enact a critical lens while choosing from the...
Teaching to Thrive with Dr. Bettina Love
Social and Emotional Learning
The Office of Teacher Development, in partnership with Dr. Bettina Love, proudly presents "Teaching to Thrive." These multi-modal professional learning tool kits provide resources for teachers to engage their students in creative, meaningful, and culturally responsive and sustaining learning. Tool Kit One focuses on assisting teachers in delivering...
Building partnerships with families and students
These resources support teachers in fostering positive partnerships with the families of our most marginalized students, including Black Indigenous Students of Color and students belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community. Each resource helps teachers ground the development of these partnerships in critical love, centering on humanity, and through the len...
This Black History collection highlights the importance of teaching and celebrating Black History year-round, beyond Civil Rights and enslavement, to affirming the identities of Black people and their literature, art, and creativity that has shaped the culture of the world. The resources below emphasize teaching centering liberation and teaching ...
Civics for All: Current issues and events
Grades 3 - 12
This collection of lesson plans and resources supplement the Civics for All curriculum to aid in teaching current issues and events. These materials include two resource types: Full K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and/or 9-12 lesson plans that connect fundamental civics concepts to current issues and events. The formatting of the lesson plans is consistent with th...
Sustaining racial justice in learning with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott
Social and Emotional Learning
The Office of Teacher Development, in partnership with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, proudly presents "The Racial Politics of Pandemic Pedagogy: Sustaining Racial Justice in Learning." This collection contains five professional learning modules modeled after the 5 A’s (Awareness, Agency, Actualization, Achievement, and Alteration) of Dr. Lyiscott’s Liberati...
Black history, Black joy, Black brilliance
This Black History collection highlights the importance of teaching and celebrating Black History year-round, beyond Civil Rights and enslavement, to affirming the identities of Black people and their literature, art, and creativity that has shaped the culture of the world. The resources below emphasize teaching centering liberation and teaching B...
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