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What the Fact?! Teaching Guide

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, December 12, 2022 / Comments Off on What the Fact?! Teaching Guide

Why Teach this Book? A Letter to Educators from the Author Dear Teacher, Thank you for bringing What the Fact?! into your classroom. I hope the book activates and energizes your teaching […]

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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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Transatlantic Barometer

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, September 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Transatlantic Barometer

This interactive multimedia site provides its users with quick facts, visual representations, and reliable information on pressing transatlantic challenges. The site will spotlight trending transatlantic topics and find potential alignment between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union as well as its 27 member states.

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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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2023 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement

By Rebecca / Tuesday, August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on 2023 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement
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Social Media and the Role of Rememberance in Modern Day Genocide

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, July 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Social Media and the Role of Rememberance in Modern Day Genocide

CWB is proud to partner with Fortify Rights in an event to commemorate Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day: With Dr. Alexis Herr- Moderator Human rights violations happen every day without justice […]

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

By Ellen Resnek / Friday, June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflecting on Juneteenth

Described as a second independence day, June 19th or Juneteenth marks the day that emancipation reached slaves in the furthest reaches of the South. While the Emancipation Proclamation proclaimed that […]

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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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