This handout is a printer-friendly PDF version of our White Nationalism Explainer, which describes key characteristics of the white nationalist ideology and clarifies some of the terms surrounding it, such as "alt-right" and "white power".
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.
Establish a brave, inclusive, and reflective classroom community so that you can engage your students in respectful and constructive discourse about antisemitism and racism in the twenty-first century.
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.