Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Our Schools
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11, 2018
MTEA is proud to support the national Black Lives Matter at School Week from February 5th to February 11th, 2018 and encourages all members to wear Black Lives Matter shirts during the week and teach lessons that address the School-to-Prison pipeline, Black women empowerment, Black LGBTQ community and Black history.
We invite your school to participate in the MTEA Black Lives Matter Week of Action in MPS schools from Feb. 5-9, 2018 to bring social justice issues into our classrooms.
An order of union-made, union-printed Black Lives Matter T-shirts will arrive to the MTEA office by Wed., Jan. 31.
Black Lives Matter Resources:
- “A Talk to Teachers.” By James Baldwin. October 16, 1963.
This essay written in October of 1963 speaks to the need for teachers to be aware of who their students are. It’s a great starting point for all of us to think about how we view the children we teach and why Black Lives Matter.
- The Black Lives Matter 13 guiding principles The Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles are a great place to start when developing curriculum or lessons to help students to learn that Black Lives Matter is a world view that can be embraced by all.
- Black Lives Matter in #PHLed Lesson Resources OverviewThe Black Lives Matter at School official Facebook page
- Black Lives Matter at School – Ed Justice
Stories, resources and ideas highlighting Black Lives Matter at School from across the country.
- African American Read In Tool Kit, NCTE
A guide developed by the National Council of Teachers of English to design and implement a read in focusing on issues that speak to Black Lives Matter.”
- 10 diverse Books by YA authors of color to read in 2017Teen Vogue features 10 high quality young adult novels that will pique students’ interest in reading.
- Teaching #Black Lives Matter Teaching for ChangeA guide to themes that can be addressed within a Black Lives matter curriculum.