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Outrage – and resources for teachers – after the Trump administration ends DACA

The Trump administration is rescinding DACA, an Obama-era program that allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth to live in the United States without the constant threat of deportation. Grace Cornell Gonzales, a former elementary school teacher who is an editor of Rethinking Bilingual Education, wrote that “the future of DACA and our undocumented students is the future of our country.
As educators, we owe it to these young people to do everything in our power to fight for them — and against this xenophobic administration that is playing with their lives for its own political gain.”

Legal Limits on Presidential Power to Launch Nuclear Strike

The Global Campaign for Peace Education, concerned about the current nuclear crisis and the continued neglect of the possibilities of law to reduce the frequency and severity of international violence, is undertaking to offer ideas and proposals that inspire consideration of such possibilities. We begin the offerings with observations on executive power to initiate a nuclear strike by a distinguished international lawyer and peace activist, Peter Weiss.

Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

The Social Justice Standards, produced by Teaching Tolerance, are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

There are no doubt complexities that come with White Americans working for racial justice. Nevertheless, the movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. Jon Greenberg has compiled this list to help White Americans do so.

Virtual Immersion Training For Peacebuilders: “Mission Zhobia – Winning The Peace”

Imagine peacebuilding practitioners immersed in a virtual scenario where they hone skills in critical areas of peacebuilding. What if these professionals could learn by doing in a safe environment where failure had no real-life consequences? Thanks to a new online game called, Mission Zhobia: Winning the Peace, the idea is more than a dream. It’s a reality.

Human Rights in National Security: An Educators Toolkit – Amnesty International

This toolkit by Amnesty International provides educators with lesson plans and resources to address such issues as drone strikes, global war, indefinite detention, torture, surveillance and discrimination in the classroom, and to empower students to assess the developments through a human rights lens.

Resistance School

Aa group of progressive graduate students at Harvard came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform our country to better reflect their shared values. They came up with Resistance School: a free, online, four-week practical training program that will sharpen the tools needed to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels.

Curriculum resource kit: education for safety, resilience and social cohesion

This curriculum resource kit, developed by the International Institute for Educational Planning, provides practical tools, strategies and guidance on addressing safety, resilience and social cohesion in curriculum design, review and implementation, including for curriculum, textbooks, and teacher trainers.

8 Empowering Middle Grade Novels for Kids Interested in Social Justice

For generations, young people all over the world have taken an interest in social justice and found the courage to fight for their own rights and the rights of others. Here are eight inspiring middle grade books that prove you’re never too young to stand up for what you believe in and make a difference.

Search for Common Ground: Peacebuilders Guide to Transforming Violent Extremism

This guide is the fruit of collaboration by Search for Common Ground colleagues past and present from around the world. This guide captures insights from years of experience and offers guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners as they navigate this important yet high-risk area of work around violent extremism.