An Evening with The 57 Bus Author Dashka Slater

December 6, 2018
Teaching The 57 Bus

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An Evening with The 57 Bus Author Dashka Slater

 Originally chronicled in The New York Times Magazine, The 57 Bus is about a 2014 hate crime in Oakland that left one teenager severely burned and another facing life imprisonment. Their story—like all stories—is much more complex than what occured on the 57 bus that afternoon, and affords teachers the opportunity to examine the danger of a single story with their students.

This true story skillfully explores themes of race, class, gender, identity, morality, and forgiveness. Join Facing History, Dashka Slater, and the Bay Area educator community to explore content and pedagogy related to this intimate look at complicated narratives, adolescent development, justice, and everyone’s basic desire to be understood. Teachers will learn how Facing History’s content and teaching strategies can support them in their unit creation. There will be a Q and A with the author as well as an opportunity for teachers to exchange best practices.


After this workshop you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
Berkeley High School
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
December 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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