Teaching Outside the Textbook About the Red Scare – August 23, 2022 (Online)

In legislatures across the country, Republican lawmakers are introducing bills to curtail what educators — in public schools and universities — can say and teach about racism and sexism. It is worth reminding ourselves — and our students — of other times in U.S. history when powerful politicians manufactured threats and whipped up fear to neutralize progressive challenges to the status quo — the McCarthy Era being a well-known high watermark of state repression.

In this session, led by Rethinking Schools editors Ursula Wolfe-Rocca and Jesse Hagopian, participants will experience a mixer lesson that can be used in grade 7+ classrooms. Michael Koncewicz from Tamiment will share primary documents.

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