Friday, November 11, 2016

Over the next weeks we'll all be mulling over the "meaning" of the presidential election.  This is an especially daunting task for educators.  I've heard teachers disussing the process of our elections, how democracy works (or doesn't), trust in our political system, etc.  It's great to be optimistic, but let's face it, if  the tone of his campaign will dictate his policies as president, Donal Trump is a frightening prospect for we who believe in essential human rights.

I will be curating any resources I find, but here's a good start from the wonderful resource, Teaching Tolerance.

What to Say to Kids...

And a terrific conversation from educator Ali Michael in The Huffington Post:

What do We Tell the Children?

Other links about students, teachers and the election:
Reassuring Kids

James Baldwin: 100 Years Since Emancipation (1963)

American writer and activist speaking on "100 Years since Emancipation."  It's amazing to me to read and to listen to or watch Baldwin and how, sadly but inspirationaly, he is still so relevant today.