Police Violence

October 10, 2016
BLM Lesson Series 3: What Is Black Lives Matter Working Towards?   To the Teacher:  The lesson below is the third in a 3-lesson series in which we take a close look at the Black Lives Matter…
September 25, 2016
To the Teacher: On September 16, Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by police in Tulsa, OK.  A mere four days later police in Charlotte, NC, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.  Crutcher and…
September 23, 2016
Introduction Ask students:  Do you know what’s happening at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota?    Elicit and explain that for the past several months, the Standing Rock…
September 11, 2016
BLM Lesson Series Part 2:   "All Lives Matter" versus "Black Lives Matter"   To the Teacher:  The lesson below is the second in a 3-lesson series in which we take a close look at the Black Lives…
September 9, 2016
BLM Lesson Series Part 1: An Introduction   It’s been almost two years since Black Lives Matter, the social protest movement against "the disproportionate impact of state violence on Black lives"…
July 9, 2016
To the Teacher    Many of us are reeling from events in the news over the past week. These include the police shootings of two Black men -- Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 5 and…
May 9, 2015
Print out the following quotes Quote 1 "Hopefully it’ll be a beacon for other cities here and across the world for dealing with racist police brutality so prevalent in the past in this country and…
April 10, 2015
Gathering Read the following quote out loud:  This case is yet another in a horrifyingly familiar succession of cases that have elevated the issue of use of force, particularly deadly force, by…
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 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…