School programs on JFK and Civil Rights Movement:
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
Senator-In-Training: A senate simulation for grades 3-7, and 8-12:
Learn more about Massachusetts history:
Massachusetts State House
Feeling inspired to do more? Here are some organizations focused on teacher activism. Some of these sites also have links to other curricular materials.
There are also links to local chapters and other chapters.
Chicago’s group has one of the better websites:
There’s also the Education for Liberation Network:
And Rethinking Schools:
“Facing History and Ourselves” put out a guide on how to foster civil discourse in the classroom. The guide includes helpful tips on classroom contracts, opportunities for reflection, and establishing safe spaces.
PBS has a website focused on providing an educational guide for the U.S. elections:
There are links to lesson plans, videos, interactive maps, and “virtual field trips.”
The National Archives and Records Administration has a highly informative website about the electoral college. As its name suggests, the site contains information on both the most recent election as well as historical election results.
For more visual learners, there are maps under the “Predict Election Results and Analyze Results” tab.
At the bottom of the “Resources” tab are some links specifically for electoral college teaching resources.
The National Council for the Social Studies published a lesson plan on how the current election was “not so unprecedented.” The article focuses on media ads from the current and previous presidential races.
The United We Dream network created a handbook to
help undocumented students and educator allies work with their institutions to increase the resources and support systems available to undocumented students at their school.
Note: The toolkit was created in 2015.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center put out a short handout with some tips for schools to support their immigrant students:
BPS put together its own list of resources for supporting immigrant students and families: “We Dream Together.”
There are resources for teachers, students, and families. Resources are available in a variety of languages:
Digital literacy should be a part of every subject:
The article links to a useful checklist for students to evaluate their sources using the CRAAP checklist:
(Or here, in more of a handout-type format):
CRAAP stands for: