Why must we teach resistance today? An interview with the authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Kids are aware of political tensions in our country and specifically the targeting of Muslims, immigrants, and refugees. But young people most likely don’t know that throughout U.S. history other groups have confronted intense discrimination and violence. … More Why must we teach resistance today? An interview with the authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

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100 Days of the Trump Presidency in my 4th Grade Classroom

As I think back on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, the word that keeps coming to mind is: challenging. Sometimes it feels like the usual Tuesday kind of challenging when you work to bring an energy and consistency to your kids that feels difficult, especially in May. But, more so now, it’s … More 100 Days of the Trump Presidency in my 4th Grade Classroom

2nd Grade Discussions During Trump’s First 100 Days

“I pledge to speak up.” This was an oath by a student in my 2nd grade classroom in Manhattan, written on the day of the presidential inauguration in January. In the lead up to the election last fall students were itching for chances to talk about what they had seen or heard in the news. Conversations sprang … More 2nd Grade Discussions During Trump’s First 100 Days