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RUINING THE GAME: ANTISEMITISM IN SPORTS

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, November 22, 2022 / Comments Off on RUINING THE GAME: ANTISEMITISM IN SPORTS

Antisemitism in sports follows similar patterns as it manifests in other areas of society, with the use of historical myths and tropes to justify exclusion or oppression of Jews in […]

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International Day for Tolerance

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, November 6, 2022 / Comments Off on International Day for Tolerance

In 1996, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 51/95 proclaiming 16 November as International Day for Tolerance. This action followed the adoption of a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance by […]

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Catalyst for Peace

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, October 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Catalyst for Peace

Connecting & Counting Communities Catalyst for Peace is a project that seeks to make sure audiences and communities are recognised, represented and respected by the cultural centres they visit. Everybody Counts. […]

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How to Address Trauma Related to Curriculum Violence

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Address Trauma Related to Curriculum Violence

What Is Curriculum Violence?
Curriculum violence refers to the subjective curricular choices around lesson planning or learning experiences that cause a student psychological harm, intellectually and/or emotionally. These educational interactions can exacerbate historical or institutional trauma, particularly for historically oppressed and marginalized groups such as people of color, women, people of varying faith, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, dual-language learners and people from immigrant populations.

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Reflection by Michael Shaughnessy

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, July 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflection by Michael Shaughnessy

a stark reminder of the 4 million refugees in Poland right now and the importance of making connections to the past to inform our knowledge of the present.

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Hidden History: by Michelle Szydlowski

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, July 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Hidden History: by Michelle Szydlowski

Perhaps living in an area with such a heavy history requires local inhabitants to compartmentalize the past to function in the present.

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Day 2 Poland Personally by Tim Smith

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Day 2 Poland Personally by Tim Smith

It makes me wonder and sometimes despair about how much I don’t know. It also further instills in me a desire to learn more.

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Sunday June 26 by Sondra S. Ettlinger

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Sunday June 26 by Sondra S. Ettlinger

As the War in Poland was winding to an end and the Jews had been gathered into the Warsaw Ghetto, it was important to those who were left to leave their story for the future in order to offset the propaganda that was being generated by the victors.

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Teaching Juneteenth

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Teaching Juneteenth

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this article, Juneteenth was declared a federal national holiday in 2021.

Each year around June 19, Black communities across the country unite for a family reunion of sorts. Juneteenth activities feature the sights and sounds of Blackness: People enjoying art, music and food that connect them to a shared ancestry and history. They celebrate being their authentic selves. They celebrate freedom in both solemn and festive ceremonies.

This celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they’d be free—two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country.

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Teaching Resources about Gun Violence from National Council for the Social Studies

By Ellen Resnek / Friday, May 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Teaching Resources about Gun Violence from National Council for the Social Studies

Teaching resource and background articles on teaching about gun violence from NCSS, members, colleagues, and news outlets: NOTE: National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), is providing these resources for […]

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