Teaching for Black Lives grows directly out of the movement for Black lives.
This teaching guide is a compilation of essays, teaching activities, role plays, poems, and artwork, designed to illuminate, the movement for Black student lives, the school-to-prison-pipeline, Black history, gentrification, intersectional Black identities, and more.
Section 1: Making Black Lives Matter in Our Schools
Section 2: Enslavement, Civil Rights, and Black Liberation
Section 3: Gentrification, Displacement, and Anti-Blackness
Section 4: Discipline, the Schools-to-Prison Pipeline, and Mass Incarceration
Section 5: Teaching Blackness, Loving Blackness, and Exploring Identity
The book is designed to show how educators “can and should make their classrooms and schools sites of resistance to white supremacy and anti-Blackness, as well as sites for knowing the hope and beauty in Blackness.”
Learn more at the Teaching for Black Lives website.
ISBN: 9780942961041 | Published by Rethinking Schools
The Teaching for Black Lives book is part of my Civil Rights unit. Using Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools activities, students were excited to see themselves in the history. Then, they could make critical connections between the past and the present.