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Lesson Plan: Compare state voting laws today with laws of the Jim Crow era

Lesson Plan

Compare the new wave of voting restrictions bills to the legacy of Jim Crow Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Jackie Robinson’s complicated — and important — legacy

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will examine the key events in Jackie Robinson’s life that tell a deeper story beyond being a “hero.” Continue reading

Educator Voice: The urgent need for trans rights education

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Ei Meeker (he/him/his) is an English and health education teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y. Credit: NPR   As more and more anti-LGBTQ+ legislation crops up around…read more

Lesson Plan: Race and vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.

Lesson Plan

How has the U.S. health care system’s treatment of Black citizens led to distrust and a lack of confidence? This lesson seeks to examine the reasons for that distrust but also to examine whether or not Black residents are opposed to taking the vaccine when compared to other groups in the country.  Continue reading

Educator Voice: Jackie Robinson and the perils of freezing superheroes in time

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Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing in 1954. Photo by Bob Sandberg via Library of Congress (L). Robinson and his…read more

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