We all know what “The End” means when reading a children’s book. The story has concluded. The last sentence of a book can also indicate to a reader that there is closure. But what are the consequences of that closure when it comes to books about ongoing social movements? Isn’t there always more to the story? Or is the struggle for justice over?
The 5th Annual Food Justice Youth Summit, a collaboration between Capital City Public Charter School and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), was an all-day (April 12), interactive event where DC youth lead workshops focusing on various issues related to food justice. Read more >>
Picture high school students filing into a school boundary town hall meeting for their local school district. They sit down amongst parents, community members, administrators, and teachers, waiting patiently for the opportunity for public comment. As the meeting breaks into small group discussion, students disperse and share their concerns about the racism and segregation they witness in their own community. They not only draw from their powerful and moving personal experiences, but tie in literature, examples from history, and data. Read more >>
The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Early Childhood Education Initiative hosted a Family Day on Saturday, April 13th inspired by the the museum’s first children’s book, A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book, written by Anna Forgerson Hindley and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo. Each child in attendance received their very own copy of the book to take home! Read more >>
By Ashley Chu.
One of the earliest stories children hear is the familiar tale of Cinderella. While there are hundreds of Cinderella narratives from dozens of cultures, the most common one in American households is the version that traces its origins to French author Charles Perrault’s 1967 Histoires ou contes du temps passé, Cendrillonin… Read more >>
On March 20th, 2019 the District of Columbia State Board of Education ceremonial resolution was officially passed, recognizing the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, CR19-6. Read more >>
Fifth grade students interview immigrants from Latin America about their experiences and present their stories.
Teaching for Change is partnering with Filmfest DC: The Washington, DC International Film Festival for an eighth year to spread the word about the international film festival and to bring filmmakers into D.C. classrooms April 25-May 5. Read about the films and let us know If you are interested in bringing one of the filmmakers to your classroom or bringing your students to one of the screenings.
We hosted two sessions for D.C. area early childhood teachers in January to prepare for the 2019 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Read more >>
More than 140 educators and teacher ed students from the metro D.C. area came together for a D.C. Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair at Howard University on January 22. The fair was co-hosted by Teaching for Change’s D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and the Howard University School of Education. Read more >>
On December 19, 2018, D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice hosted an Educator Open House at the Teaching for Change office for Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. Read more >>
On November 13, educators from across the D.C. area gathered for the first planning meeting for the upcoming 2019 Black Lives Matter at School week of action happening, February 4-8, 2019. Read more >>
During Native American Heritage Month, more than 25 teachers and librarians from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia spent the morning of Saturday, November 10 reading and critiquing children’s literature about Native Americans. The event was hosted by Project Unlearn and Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice at Eaton Hotel. Read more >>
The Introduction to Central America lesson helps teachers make better connections with their Central American students. Read more >>