Sports

October 10, 2017
  A Backgrounder for the Teacher   This lesson has students consider the widespread protests by athletes against racial injustice. The following background information about this ongoing…
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…
October 30, 2015
TOPIC SUMMARY The decades-old controversy over the Washington D.C’s football team’s name has come back into the news lately. The Washington Redskins, a National Football League (N.F.L) team, has…
September 24, 2014
Note to the Teacher On September 8, 2014, the Baltimore Ravens football team terminated the contract of player Ray Rice after the public release of a video of him punching his fiancé and knocking…
July 13, 2014
To the Teacher: The movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team is gaining ground. In May 2014, 50 United States senators co-signed letters to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell…
February 11, 2014
  Background On February 9, 2014, Michael Sam, a defensive lineman on the University of Missouri's football team, announced that he is gay. Sam came out to his teammates last summer; some already…
February 7, 2014
To the Teacher: Over the past century, the Olympics have often served as a platform for protest and debate over political events taking in the broader world. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi,…
January 30, 2014
To the teacher In June 2014, the Russian government passed a law that denies gay people the right to openly be themselves. The law has raised an international uproar, particularly now, with the 2014…
January 29, 2014
To the teacher:     On January 19, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers played the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football Conference championship.  With a mere 31 seconds left in the game, Richard…
November 12, 2013
To the teacher:    This activity is structured as a "Circle," an approach Morningside Center is introducing in many schools. Please see An Introduction to Circles for a full description of this…