Celebrating World Book Day 2019

Celebrating World Book Day 2019

Today, for World Book Day, Woven Teaching is sharing some of our staff’s favorite books to use in the classroom, as well as examples of current social justice movements these books connect to. Each book demonstrates why teaching about human rights and genocide in our classrooms is a must.

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Words Matter: Unpacking Responses to the New Zealand Attacks

Words Matter: Unpacking Responses to the New Zealand Attacks

One of the basic tenets of genocide education is that words matter. When teaching about mass atrocities, we ask our students to pay close attention to language. What about the language we hear today in response to the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand? What are the messages being delivered?

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Transgender Rights are Human Rights

Transgender Rights are Human Rights

In July 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve openly in the military.  Several groups pushed back in federal courts, but by January 2019, the Supreme Court lifted two injunctions that had been helping to keep the ban from going into effect.

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A Denial of History

A Denial of History

Ads from a hate group noted for its history of Holocaust denialism began appearing at two BART stations in downtown San Francisco earlier this month. Holocaust denial is not a new phenomenon but the emergence of Holocaust denial groups and pages on social media continues to be a growing concern. 

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How Do I Talk To Students About #MeToo?

How Do I Talk To Students About #MeToo?

How do we frame the issue of women’s rights as one of human rights? How does the #MeToo movement fit into this? How do we as educators, discuss this provocative topic in ways that dig deeper than the headlines of glittering celebrities and Hollywood? Finally, how can we position our students to understand the complicated issues that still face women and girls today?

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