Guidelines for Teachers Engaging in Black Lives Matter at School
Created by World of Inquiry Student Council Crew
- Black Lives Matter.
- Affirmation and understanding should go beyond one day, one week, one month. It should be happening all of the time
- Center Black voices in your classroom.
- Recognize that if you are a white person you are limited in what you understand about being black.
- Focus on empowerment.
- Go beyond the everyday heroes.
- Don’t just focus on slavery.
Ideas for Lessons
- Black figures who contributed to the world
- Positive lessons about black people
- Last words- reflects on last words of blacks who were killed by police/ 41 bullets of broadway
- Art: Black lives matter art pieces/collages
- English: Poems
Movie excerpts from:
- I’m not racist movie
- 13th documentary
- A Raisin in the sun
- 42 – Jackie robinson movie
- Malcom X
- The Color Purple
- The Help
- The Wiz
Ideas for Readings
- Poems about racism or written by African American
- Books or excerpts by African Americans
- March graphic novels by John Lewis
- Excerpts from the New Jim Crow
- Month book club with books written African Americans especially African American women
Ideas for People to study
- Colin Kaepernick
- Huey P. Newton
- Robert Dubois
Ideas for topics of discussion
- Try to do more group fish bowls and group discussions so kids can share their thoughts without feeling judged