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.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Stereotypes, Media, and Islamophobia

This Teaching Idea is designed to help students reflect on how the movies, shows, and books we consume can reinforce stereotypes about Muslims and the harmful impact stereotyping has on people's lives.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Responding to Rising Antisemitism

Inform students about the rising number of antisemitic incidents in the United States and explore the story of one teacher’s response to an antisemitic incident involving high school students in her community.

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Democracy & Civic Engagement
Justice & Human Rights

The Equal Rights Amendment: A 97-Year Struggle

This teaching idea provides an overview of the ERA and a look at the history behind the struggle to ratify the amendment that would formally guarantee women equal rights to men under the US Constitution.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance
Race in US History

Acts of Hate in Schools

Use this Teaching Idea to inform students about recent episodes of racism and antisemitism in schools across the US, probe their causes and impact, and consider positive ways that communities can respond to hate.

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Responding to Contemporary Antisemitism in the Classroom

As the nation reacts to the wave of antisemitic attacks that have occurred in cities including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago in recent weeks, educators are faced with unique c

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March 23, 2020

Responding to Hate in Your School

Join Facing History, the ADL Education and the Western States Center for an eye-opening conversation about the challenges schools face when confronting racism and antisemitism and to learn about resources to help you respond to hatred in your schools.

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Justice & Human Rights

Who Are the Kurds?

The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without a state, and they often play important roles in politics and conflicts in the Middle East. This Teaching Idea helps students answer questions like “Who are the Kurds and why are they divided among so many countries in the Middle East?”

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Antisemitism & Religious Intolerance

Countering Narratives of Hate in the UK

This past fortnight has seen an alarming number of antisemitic and racist incidents in the news: in Germany, two people were killed and many more terrorised in a mass shooting attempt that targeted a synagogue; in Bulgaria, football fans taunted players with racist chants and Nazi salutes; in Hertfordshire, a teacher allegedly “joked” about sending primary school pupils who failed to complete their work “to the gas chamber”(and then told them not to tell anyone); and in politics, another Labour politician resigned from the party citing the rise of antisemitism as the reason for her departure.

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Race in US History
Justice & Human Rights

Indigenous Rights and Controversy over Hawaii’s Maunakea Telescope

Provide students with historical context for understanding the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and help them explore the reasons why many Native Hawaiians oppose its construction.

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Race in US History
Democracy & Civic Engagement
Justice & Human Rights

The Debate over Reparations for Racial Injustice

With reparations in the news, this Teaching Idea helps students define the term, learn what forms reparations can take, and consider what reparations should be offered for slavery and other racist policies.

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Global Immigration
Justice & Human Rights

Different Perspectives on Migrant Detention

Deepen students’ understanding of the issue of migrant detention by having them consider the diverse perspectives of detained migrants, an immigration lawyer, a border guard, and an immigration judge.

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Global Immigration
Justice & Human Rights

What Is Our Obligation To Asylum Seekers?

Help students understand how the United States’ complex asylum process works. Invite them to consider the question, who has an obligation to asylum seekers?

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