Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action: Feb. 3 – 7, 2020

Black Lives Matter at School, a national coalition of educators organizing for racial justice in schools, organizes a “Week of Action” in schools each February. In 2020, the week is observed February 3 – 7. The goal is to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement’s thirteen guiding principles, teach Black history, and advocate for a set of national demands.

Although there are many ways to participate in the week of action, we hope educators will commit to teach a wide variety of lessons centering Black history and literature.

The Zinn Education ProjectTeaching for Change, and Rethinking Schools can help.

Teach Black History

Lunch Counter Sit In Protest | Zinn Education Project

Atlanta, Georgia. A sit-in at the Toddle House with Taylor Washington, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Joyce Ladner, John Lewis, Judy Richardson, George Green, and Chico Neblett. 1964. Source: Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos.

Teach Books About Black Lives

Black History Books | Zinn Education Project

Find books for your classroom for read-alouds, novel and story units, independent reading, student research, and more.

Teach for Black Lives All Year Long

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