August 2021 Civic Education Newsletter

>>>>August 2021 Civic Education Newsletter
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August 2021


As summer comes to an end, teachers face the responsibility of teaching through the ongoing democratic crisis and supporting their students to become lifelong civic participants. This month, we have included resources for topics stripped from Senate Bill 3. We welcome you to use these free resources to shape an inclusive and culturally competent classroom.

Facing History

With Latinos anticipated to soon become the majority in Texas, teaching Chicano history is more important than ever before. Check out Facing History’s brief collection of videos and lessons here.

First Nations Development Institute

This institute has compiled a list of books that staff believe are essential to understanding the Native American experience. There are multiple categories and a separate list for children and young people.

Learning for Justice

Introduce your students to Frederick Douglass using this lesson plan. Additional lesson plans can be found here, here, and here.

Educators For Social Change

This collection on white supremacy and systemic racism includes resources about Black Lives Matter and colonization. Resources include lesson plans, videos, worksheets, and more.

Retro Report

Unsure of how to teach about gerrymandering in a nonpartisan way? This lesson plan from Retro Report includes a video, questions, prompts, and additional resources.

*These resources are still being updated and not every link in each guide has been vetted by CDF-Texas. Please exercise discretion in identifying relevant & culturally responsive resources. Read more about intentional and equity-focused teaching in this moment here.

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