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
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 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.
- After the Election: Ideas for Teachers of ELLs
- Supporting Special Populations such as Refugees and Unaccompanied Children
- 8 Tips to Protect ELLs from Bullying in Your Classroom and School
Bilingual news articles at different reading levels and Common Core-aligned quizzes
Share My Lesson
Site hosted by the American Federation of Teachers. Log in is required. Lesson plans available. Share and download.
Teaching Tolerance Magazine
- The Day After
Really good step-by-step advice about what to do. Particularly appreciate considering what the next 100 days look like in the classroom.
- Election 2016 Resources
Lee and Low Blog
- Democracy in Action Book List
“Five titles that demonstrate everyday citizens of the United States taking action to create change for the better in their societies, showing that you can make a difference for people now and for future generations to come.”
- When Politics Goes Low, Childrens Books Go High
“Here are a few things we think picture books have to teach us this election season…”
Teaching the 2016 Election: Top Tools
Helpful round-up of online resources.
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.