Address today's global challenges with lesson plans focused on current events including the refugee crisis and contemporary antisemitism.
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.
Over the last week, mass shootings across the country—from Gilroy, California; to El Paso, Texas; to Dayton, Ohio—claimed 67 lives and left 69 injured. These horrific events—one of them, a hate crime—evoke a range of emotions from anger to fear to sorrow as we mourn the loss of the victims, and watch their families and communities grieve the immeasurable losses that have befallen them.
Learn how to provide historical context for the Supreme Court's decision on the Muslim travel ban. This is a moment for students to study the legacy of the courts today while reflecting on the challenges to establishing and maintaining equity, justice, and inclusivity.