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5 Resources to Honor Indigenous Peoples Day in Your Classroom

One year ago, the United States took an important step in honoring a more complete and accurate history of our country with the recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day. Instead of focusing on Columbus’s “discovery,” this federal holiday (on the 2nd Monday in October) centers the history of Indigenous peoples that have inhabited the Western Hemisphere for tens of thousands of years. In creating this day we acknowledge the genocide, erasure, assimilation, and resilience of the Native people spanning generations. 

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Topics: Holidays, Culture and Language, Equity

Teaching about Juneteenth? Here are 5 Great Resources!

As our country’s second independence day, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to announce that nearly 300,000 enslaved black people were free. This day in history became known as “Juneteenth” and is now recognized as a federal holiday. What do you know about this holiday, and better yet, what knowledge do your students have on this topic? Below we share 5 of our best resources perfect for expanding your understanding and building a strong foundation for your students.

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Topics: Holidays, Black History Month, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Digital Resources

Why I Love World Language Teachers

If you’ve been to any educator conference – the real, in-person kind of yesteryear—you know it’s as much about the interactions between attendees as it is about the sessions or the presenters. This phenomenon intensifies when you bring together world language teachers who thrive on sharing culture, history, geography, and more as part of their language courses. The conversation is non-stop, the laughter is loud, and there is a certain intensity that accompanies the exchange of ideas and strategies.

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Topics: Courses, Culture and Language

6 Resources for Rethinking the Thanksgiving Narrative in Your Classroom

 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, 21st Century Learning, Content Areas, Holidays, Culture and Language, teacher resources

Google Arts & Culture in the Classroom

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Technology, Culture and Language, Distance Learning, Digital Resources, teacher resources

How to Talk About What's in the News: A Lesson Plan

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Digital Resources, Lesson Plan

Teaching Women’s History

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Holidays, Culture and Language, Digital Resources, Teaching with Equity, teacher resources

10 Tips and Tools for Teaching ELL Students Online

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Culture and Language, English Language Learners, Distance Learning, Teaching with Equity

Are You Teaching Black History in a Culturally Responsive Way?

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Holidays, Black History Month, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching with Equity, teacher resources

New Course Feature: An Educator’s Guide to Global Thinking

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Courses, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity, Teaching with Equity

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