This listening circle on the tragic shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016, gives young people a chance to share what they are thinking and feeling, encouraging mutual understanding and support.
These guidelines, which we developed following last year's Paris attacks, may be helpful in the wake of the recent violence in Brussels.
This activity uses tweets to help cultivate caring and compassion in the wake of terrorist attacks on Paris and elsewhere. Please also see these general guidelines for discussing these upsetting events.
In this brief Teachable Instant classroom activity, students survey the 2016 presidential candidates' positions on gun control and begin exploring some of the complex underlying issues.
On June 17, 2015, a white man shot and killed nine black churchgoers at a Charleston, South Carolina Bible study class. On June 26, President Obama delivered the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, one of those murdered. His eulogy connected the killings to pressing issues related to racial injustice in...
General guidelines for talking sensitively with students who may be upset about recent acts of violence in the news.
Circles are a powerful way for people to come together, share their thoughts and feelings, be heard, mourn and heal together. Below are suggestions for a circle to help students share their thoughts and feelings following the massacre of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, on...
Through quotes, photos, and video, students explore responses to Freddie Gray's death while in Baltimore police custody, and the protests that followed.
This activity is based on an attack on one girl by several others at a McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn. It uses a circle format to help students consider possible helpful responses to such an incident.
In this lesson students discuss reactions to the police killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in North Charleston, South Carolina. Students consider quotes and discuss two short videos.