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Teaching about Racism in Times of Unrest

Resources for Teaching about Racism and Social Unrest

As our nation grapples with protest and racial tension, Classroom Law Project continues our work to provide educators with meaningful, relevant, and thoughtfully curated resources that align with our mission: to prepare students to become active, engaged, and informed participants in democratic society. We have compiled a selection of articles and websites that address the history of race and civil rights in Oregon and the nation to help teachers navigate this difficult and necessary topic with their students.

Oregon-Specific Resources

Curriculum developed by Sarah Anderson of The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
From Oregon Humanities
A history of Portland’s African American community
From The Atlantic
An OPB documentary chronicling the history of racism and civil rights in Oregon

National Resources

James Baldwin, 1963
From Facing History & Ourselves
From Facing History & Ourselves
From Teaching Tolerance
Resources curated by Classroom Law Project