Michael Brown

March 15, 2015
To the Teacher: On the night of Wednesday, March 11, 2015, protesters once again gathered outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police headquarters.  Having spent eight months calling for changes in …
March 8, 2015
Note to teacher:  Please also see our previous lessons on Ferguson and related subjects.   Introduction Ask students if they have heard about the U.S. Justice Department’s recent report on the…
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 6, 2014
To the teacher:   On December 3, 2014, a Staten Island, NY, grand jury decided not to file criminal charges against white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July chokehold death of Eric Garner.…
November 25, 2014
This classroom activity was developed by Brett Schneider, Marieke van Woerkom, and Tala Manassah. It is structured as a circle.  For more information on circles, see this introduction.   Gathering…
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 21, 2014
To the teacher:  The set of activities below can be used in either a classroom workshop or circle format. To learn about the circle process, see this TeachableMoment introduction. To find out more…