Resource Round-up: Teaching Juneteenth

by | 06.16.21

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We’ve heard from you and your fellow teachers that Juneteenth offers a powerful opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of Black history – and for educators to promote a culture of anti-racism in the classroom.

Below are four resources that might inform your teaching plans and inspire dialogue with your learners:

1. Teaching Juneteenth

Learning for Justice shared an outline of insights and resources to shape discussion with your students.

“Lessons about Juneteenth need to recognize the challenges those who fight injustice have always faced, but they shouldn’t be marked only by the tragedy of enslavement. Students, particularly Black students, can find empowerment in the jubilant celebrations of culture, activism and the humanity of a people.” 

2. Juneteenth: A Time to Reflect and Educate

From building a lesson plan on Black history and culture to sharing local celebrations with your students, this ASCD resource recommends 5 ways you can honor Juneteenth in your classroom

3. Revolutionary Black Educators, Past, Present and Future

This video series explores the ways Black teachers have worked to advance ed equity and racial justice throughout history and across the nation. From the Center for Black Educator Development, discover 7 short videos to inspire and empower your students.

4. Celebrating Juneteenth

Explore the history of emancipation and the legacy of Juneteenth with your students.

“Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.” The National Museum of African American History & Culture shares a video tour of its Slavery and Freedom exhibition, supported by a showcase of historical artifacts and stories. 

Have a Juneteenth teaching resource you’d recommend to a fellow educator building a lesson plan? Share it in a comment below! 

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