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Teaching Tolerance article


I am a freelance writer working on an article for the magazine Teaching Tolerance. The article will look at how to effectively and appropriately introduce and teach about slavery in K-5 classrooms. This topic emerges in light of the February 2013 incident of a teacher having students reenact a slave auction in the classroom. The article will look at how teachers might be generally unprepared to address the topic and also how the common core standards provide a narrow view of what the teaching of slavery should be.

I wonder whether there are teachers out there who have some solid, proven strategies, recommendations, etc. And perhaps there others with contacts to organizations that center on this kind of work.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Michele Israel

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