Ferguson

December 29, 2014
Background for the Teacher On December 20, 2014, police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were on patrol in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant.  According to reports, at 2:47 in the…
December 15, 2014
  Only rarely does a teachable moment come along that is as powerful as the one we're in right now. Ever since the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, teachers have been encouraging their…
December 11, 2014
To the teacher:   This lesson includes two parts. In Part 1, students review the facts about the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.  In Part 2, students break into small groups to discuss six…
November 25, 2014
Your students may find it helpful to share their thoughts and feelings about the news from Ferguson, Missouri.  This kind of sharing is often a useful way to begin a deeper exploration of difficult…
September 12, 2014
To the Teacher   This lesson has been created in response to the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. It assumes that…
August 25, 2014
Gathering or Opening Ceremony Read the following quote out loud:  "People, please realize that we should never just think we know who or what someone is based on their economic status, ethnicity,…