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Post Film Discussion After Munich

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Post Film Discussion After Munich

Post Film Discussion After Munich with Francine Zuckerman & Moderated by Avi Ben Hur Whether you witnessed it live, learnt about it or never even heard of the Munich Massacre […]

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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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Pulling back the curtain – Etty Hillesum

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, August 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Pulling back the curtain – Etty Hillesum

Please join us on Sept 13th at 7pm for Pulling Back the Curtain – Etty Hillesum Classrooms Without Borders is proud to partner with the Greek and Armenian Communities of […]

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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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Reflections of a Shared Journey – Day 7

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflections of a Shared Journey – Day 7

Ellen Resnek | Educational Programs and Outreach Manager, CWB We entered into our community of learners a band of educators, scholars, administrators and community change makers and in that space […]

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Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

By Ateret Cope / Thursday, February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

Our honored guest was Charles Person, one of two surviving Freedom Riders to have made the trip in its entirety from Washington DC to New Orleans. The songs of the movement sustained him, he said, especially so when he knew that he should have felt fearful, and no song strengthened him more than “Oh Freedom.”

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Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing – Day 5

By Ateret Cope / Wednesday, February 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing – Day 5

Laura Thomson Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing Today we visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, both located in Montgomery, Alabama. We were warned […]

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