May Civic Education Newsletter

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May 2021


As teachers finish out a unique and difficult school year, they face the responsibility of teaching through the ongoing democratic crisis and supporting their students to become lifelong civic participants. We welcome you to use these free resources to support your own mental health and guide conversations with your students

Learning for Justice

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have experienced crisis after crisis. Teachers have been struggling to balance family, students, and self amidst uncertain times. Learning for Justice continues to update their COVID-19 resource page, with suggestions for educator mental health as well as supporting marginalized students.

Resilient Educator

We experience a variety of traumatic events in our lifetimes. Our children may have their own experiences with trauma. Learn how to support your students as they face community violence, grief, homelessness, and disaster.

NPR Throughline

As we continue to have conversations about policing and public safety, it is important to remind ourselves of the history of the institution of policing in our country. Watch this short video from NPR on how policing have contributed to violence against and the disproportionate criminalization of Black Americans.

San Antonio Report

Nearly half of Texas children are Latine. With Biden’s slow action on immigration thus far and Texas’ growing population, educators may be wondering how to support their Latine students. Read a Chicana educator talk about the importance of teaching Mexican American History.

Trans History

Watch this Ted Talk by trans activist Samy Nour Younes on the legacy of trans people around the world.

*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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