Learn about the challenges schools face when confronting the persistence of racism and antisemitism, explore resources to help you respond to hatred in your school, and increase your ability to facilitate respectful classroom dialogue.
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.
The mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue capped off a week of hate crimes and political violence in the United States. These teaching ideas help teachers and students process the events and reflect on what they mean for them and their communities.
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.
This excerpt from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" depicts the various ways Jewish communities responded to economic and social changes.
When a man saw his 68-year-old neighbor taping a paper menorah to her window, he begged her to take it down. “Don’t you know what’s going on?” he asked. “Yes,” the woman replied. “That’s exactly why I’m putting it up.”
Five readings are recommended to use as entry points for thinking about our choices, attitudes, and actions in our world today, especially in the wake of hate crimes and hate speech after the US presidential election.
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.
Teaching after mass violence, including acts of terrorism, is incredibly challenging.