• Social justice teaching resources

    All principals and assistant principals  

    In support of teachers and parents looking to help students understand issues of social justice, City Schools is creating a resource library that will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please share this information with teachers and encourage them to use the recommended classroom resources, which are designed to facilitate difficult conversations. 

    General Resources

    Facing History for Baltimore City Public Schools 

    Webinar recorded by Facing History for Baltimore City Public Schools to help guide teachers on how to facilitate difficult conversations in the classroom

    Information and advice 

    Information and advice for teachers and students regarding media consumption during times of tragedy

    The Learning Network – New York Times 

    The Learning NetworkNew York Times blog gives young people news and facilitates discussion


    Newsela –News tool that connects students to high-interest leveled readings


    Youngzine – News site that supports learning for students

    DOGO News 

    DOGO News – Interactive news sources that are student friendly

    Reading informational text 

    An introduction to the critical skills of sourcing, corroboration, contextualization, and close reading readers should apply when reading informational text


    “Terrorism: What’s in a Word?” lesson plan from PBS 

    Articles specific to the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015

    New York Times 

    The New York Times News Q’s special edition brings together a variety of pieces


    Article adapted by Newsela from the Washington Post with a general overview of the attacks and responses


    Article published by youngzine, an online group delivering news to younger people

    DOGO News 

    Article published by DOGO News, an online news group for kids that details the events and locations of the events from the incidents

    View other items in the December 3, 2015, Leadership Action Update