The killing of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers, and the video release today, is sure to prompt trauma, interest and concern among many of our students.
I know it will at our school, which is just one mile from where Stephon Clark was killed by police in 2018.
I’ve published many resources over the years to assist teachers and students in the wakes of specific police killings, and thought I would highlight a few specific ones.
Here are some that might be helpful now:
DISCUSSING RACE, RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE is from Learning For Justice.
Teaching in the Wake of Police Violence is from Learning For Justice.
Resources for Discussing Police Violence, Race, and Racism With Students is from Ed Week.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: “The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New” is from Democracy Now.
Teaching about race, racism and police violence: Resources for educators and parents is from The Washington Post.
Preparing to Discuss Race and Police Violence in the Classroom is from The D.C. Public Schools.
Lessons learned from Baltimore teachers who talked with students about the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody is from The Washington Post.
‘Adam should be alive today’: How Chicago teachers are talking about a 13-year-old’s killing is from Chalkbeat.
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH
CLASSROOM LESSON IDEAS TO DISCUSS THE CHAUVIN VERDICT – PLEASE SUGGEST MORE
New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism