Violence

June 13, 2016
The mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, on June 12, 2016, has left many of us feeling sad, worried, angry or even fearful. When upsetting events happen, a listening circle  can be…
March 22, 2016
Below are general guidelines for talking with students who may be upset about recent terrorist attacks.    Don't ignore issues. If students are concerned about what they’ve been seeing and hearing…
November 16, 2015
Note:  Please also see these general guidelines for discussing these upsetting events.  Introduction Ask students what they have heard about recent attacks by the group known as ISIS in Paris and…
October 18, 2015
Another tragic shooting Share with students that at about 10:30 am on October 1, 2015, Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire on the campus of an Oregon community college and killed nine students, wounding…
July 22, 2015
Learning Objectives Students will: read or listen to President Obama’s eulogy of Clementa Pinckney analyze passages from the eulogy, focusing on race-related injustices plan and take action based…
July 8, 2015
Below are general guidelines for talking with students who may be upset about recent acts of violence in the news.    Don't ignore issues. If students are concerned about what they've been seeing…
June 20, 2015
To the teacher On Wednesday night, June 17, 2015, at 8:15 pm, Dylann Roof allegedly asked to join the bible study group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. …
May 3, 2015
To the Teacher: Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident, was arrested by police on April 12, 2015.  He suffered a spinal injury while in police custody, and died from his injuries a week…
April 24, 2015
To the teacher: This classroom activity is based on an attack on one girl by several others at a McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn in March 2015. The incident went viral on YouTube. Consequently a…
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…