Educator Resources: 2016 Election

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We met with educators on Wednesday, November 16 to talk about how they’re talking with their students about the 2016 presidential election. We compiled the below resources to facilitate the discussion.

 

Books That Encourage Empathy, Understanding and Tolerance

Kindergarten – 5th
Middle Grade (6th – 8th)
Young Adult

 

Empathy Chart

This chart can be used to facilitate empathy and critical thinking by offering students a perspective other than their own. Teachers can take a subject and present multiple primary and secondary resources and have students synthesize the information by using this chart. This chart can be modified to facilitate critical thinking and empathy for current events.

 

Colorin Colorado
Colorin Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. They are supported by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.

 

Newsela

Bilingual news articles at different reading levels and Common Core-aligned quizzes

https://newsela.com/

 

Share My Lesson

Site hosted by the American Federation of Teachers. Log in is required. Lesson plans available. Share and download.

https://sharemylesson.com/post-election

 

Teaching Tolerance Magazine

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/archives

 

Lee and Low Blog
http://blog.leeandlow.com/

 

Teaching the 2016 Election: Top Tools

 

No Place for Hate Campaign

The No Place for Hate® initiative provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. AISD schools are already enrolled. If your school is not, definitely consider joining.

http://austin.adl.org/noplaceforhate/

 

Social-Emotional Learning

https://www.austinisd.org/superintendent/messages/nurturing-respectful-environments