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Teaching Social Justice – A History of Black Lives Matter

About the Course

Hello and Welcome! I’m Robin Wheatfall and I teach 5th grade. Have you ever wondered how to safely discuss racial issues in your class? I have definitely experienced the racing heart when one student makes a reference to someone’s skin color and another calls out, “That’s racist!”  I’m going to share with you an engaging way to use historical events to help your students understand the context behind today’s Black Lives Matter movement. This course–designed to be adaptable for teachers in grades 4 -12–will provide a clear path to understanding that Black Lives Matter has a long history reaching back to pre-Civil War days. With this course, you will receive two ready-to-use slidedecks which are complete with warm-up, full lecture notes, discussion questions, writing activities and even an online quiz. It also includes the California State Social Studies grade level alignments.

About the Instructor

Robin Wheatfall has been an educator since 2004.  Her favorite job besides teaching was as a lighthouse tour guide. She currently teaches 5th grade in California and is still in touch with her beloved 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Mote. Her instagram is @educatingmrswheatfall

Overview

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Introduction
0:56
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The Problem
1:03
3
The Solution
0:36

The Timeline

1
Historical Perspective
9:27

Supplementary Information

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Closing
0:56
2
Pro Tips
1:55
3
Additional Materials

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