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Revealing Racist Roots: The 3 R's for Teaching about the Jena 6 by Teacher Activist Groups

http://www.nycore.org/Jena-3Rs.html Revealing Racist Roots.pdf — PDF document, 961Kb

The Jena 6 is much bigger than the spirit of Jim Crow being found alive and well in the South. The Jena 6 crystallizes the police violence, discrimination, and criminalization faced by African American and other youth of color. If all students are expected to learn about our country's justice system, our history, our laws and our rights, what kinds of lessons can we learn from the Jena 6? TAG collected resources and lesson ideas to help teachers and students understand contemporary racial conflict by placing the case of the Jena 6 within a historical framework. Topics include: • The Historical Context of American Racism • Linking to Literature • Media Literacy • Artivism: Responding Through the Arts • Social Action • Detailed Mathematics Unit • Links to organizations & more information Download the resource guide in PDF Version or Word Version for FREE at: www.nycore.org OR www.teachersforjustice.org or www.t4sj.org


African American History: Lynching
African American History: Jim Crow
African American History: Black Power
Anti-Oppression/Critical Consciousness: Race/Racism
Organizing Skills
Social Justice: Media Literacy
Social Justice: Education
Math
Literature
Arts

elementary, middle, high
lesson plan
no
Louisiana
NYCoRE, Teachers 4 Social Justice, Teachers for Social Justice, Jena 6, Jena Six

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