Teaching Current Events: Hate, Violence and Injustice

Hate is in the headlines around the world. These resources offer sensitive entry points to confront troubling violence and injustice, including terrorism, genocide, and attacks on human rights.

Explainer
Race in US History

Explainer: White Nationalism

This explainer describes key characteristics of white nationalist ideology and clarifies related key-terms, such “alt-right” and “white power.”

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance
Race in US History

Teaching in the Wake of Violence

This teaching idea contains strategies and activities for supporting your students in the aftermath of a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or other violent event.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Attacks on Houses of Worship

Facilitate discussion in your classroom around the recent attacks in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim places of worship, and explore with students how communities respond after incidents of hate.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Can Dress Codes Exclude People?

Explore how dress codes can unfairly target the appearance of certain groups of people and help students consider what fair school dress codes look like.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Reflecting on the New Zealand Mosque Attacks

These activities are designed to help students reflect on the devastating attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Justice & Human Rights

The Targeting of Uighur Muslims in China

Provide students with context for understanding China’s ongoing persecution of the Uighur Muslims and encourage them to consider the experiences of this religious minority group targeted with discriminatory policies and incarceration.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Rising Antisemitism and Fading Memories of the Holocaust

Help students analyze recent trends regarding receding Holocaust memory and the resurgence of antisemitism in Europe, and prompt them to consider how history can help us confront hate in the world.

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Global Immigration
Justice & Human Rights

What Is Our Obligation To Asylum Seekers?

This teaching idea provides critical context for helping students understand international and US policy regarding asylum and its human consequences.

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Justice & Human Rights

Human Rights 70 Years After the UDHR

As the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights approaches, take the opportunity to teach students about the ideals stipulated in the UDHR and to evaluate its successes and shortcomings.

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Justice & Human Rights
Democracy & Civic Engagement

When Reporters Are Arrested

Students reflect on the role of freedom of the press by exploring the recent story of two journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating the killings of Rohingya civilians.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Confronting Antisemitism in Europe Today

Help students to examine recent events and statistics about the rise of antisemitism in Europe and to consider how we can respond to hate.

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Race in US History
Justice & Human Rights

Bearing Witness to Japanese American Incarceration

Use these activities and resources on Japanese American incarceration during World War II to introduce students to this history while exploring questions about American identity, racism, and citizenship.

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