Teaching Hard History: American Slavery
By Teaching Tolerance
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Description: What we don’t know about American slavery hurts us all. Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of leading scholars, educators, and your host Hasan Kwame Jeffries. It’s good advice for teachers, good information for everybody.
||CleanWrap up: Questions from the Classroom – w/ Bethany Jay||Historian Bethany Jay returns – answering questions from educators across the country. Host Hasan Kwame Jeffries and the co-editor of Understanding and Teaching American Slavery confront teacher anxieties and counter misconceptions in our season...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoung Adult Trade Books – w/ John H. Bickford||From elementary to high school, YA literature can introduce fundamental themes and information about slavery, especially when paired with primary sources. John H. Bickford shows how to capitalize on the strengths and weaknesses of trade books about...||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSample Lessons w/ Jordan Lanfair and Tamara Spears||Using the present to explore the past. Tamara Spears and Jordan Lanfair suggest a Social Studies unit about Resistance & Kanye West, and a set of English Language Arts lessons examining holidays to understand the legacy of American slavery. With...||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassroom Experiences w/ Tamara Spears and Jordan Lanfair||How it’s done. Tamara Spears teaches middle school Social Studies in New York and Jordan Lanfair is a high school English Language Arts teacher in Chicago. Each has been developing additional lessons about slavery for years. They share their...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Stories from the Classroom (and more)||Over the next few episodes, we're bringing Season One to a close. Tune in for stories from the classroom, guidance for elementary teachers and language arts classes. And answers to questions from listeners like you. With host Hasan Kwame Jeffries....||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlavery Today w/ James Brewer Stewart||Enslavement didn’t end with Emancipation. Historian James Brewer Stewart discusses modern-day slavery happening across the world—and right here in the U.S. – showing educators how to connect the past with the present. With host Hasan Kwame...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrop Us A Line – Your Questions. Your Stories. Your Episode!||A listener’s question leads to a meaningful moment. And now we want more! Take a listen, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us your story about teaching hard history for an upcoming, special episode. With host Hasan Kwame Jeffries. (Teaching...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConfronting Hard History at Montpelier||At James Madison’s Montpelier, the legacy of enslaved people isn’t silenced—and their descendants have a voice. Christian Cotz, Price Thomas and Dr. Patrice Preston Grimes explain how that happened, and why it’s important. With host Hasan...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlavery in the Supreme Court – w/ Paul Finkelman||In the United States, justice was never blind. Historian Paul Finkelman goes beyond legal jargon to illustrate how slavery was entangled with the opinions of the Court—and encoded into the Constitution itself. With host Hasan Kwame Jeffries....||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlavery in the Constitution – w/ Dr. Paul Finkelman||Constitutional historian Paul Finkelman explains the deeply racist bargains the founding fathers struck to unify the country under one document and discusses what students should know about how slavery defined the United States after the...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTen More … Film and the History of Slavery w/ Ron Briley||Film historian Ron Briley returns with more documentary, feature film & miniseries suggestions for history & English teachers. From Ken Burns to Black Panther, this episode offers background & strategies to incorporate pop culture...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm and the History of Slavery w/ Ron Briley||Film has long shaped our nation's historical memory, for good and bad. Film historian Ron Briley offers ways to responsibly use films in the classroom to reframe the typical narrative of American slavery and Reconstruction. With host Hasan Kwame...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiverse Experience of the Enslaved w/ Deirdre Cooper Owens||Most students leave school thinking enslaved people lived like characters in Gone with the Wind. Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens reveals the remarkable diversity of lived experiences within slavery and explains the gap between what scholars and students...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResistance Means More Than Rebellion – w/ Kenneth S. Greenberg||To see a more complete picture of the experience of enslaved people, you have to redefine resistance, Dr. Kenneth S. Greenberg offers teachers a lens to help students see the ways in which enslaved people fought back against the brutality of...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the Footsteps of Others: Process Drama – w/ Lindsay Randall||Students learning about slavery often ask, “Why didn’t enslaved people just run away or revolt?” Lindsay Anne Randall offers a lesson in “Process Drama”—a method teachers can use to answer this question, build empathy and offer...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealing With Things As They Are: Creating a Classroom Environment – w/ Steven Thurston Oliver||In many ways, the U.S. has fallen short of its ideals. How can we explain this to students—particularly in the context of discussing slavery? Professor Steven Thurston Oliver has this advice for teachers: Face your fears. With host Hasan Kwame...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlavery & the Northern Economy – w/ Christy Clark Pujara||When we think of slavery as a strictly Southern institution, we perpetuate a “dangerous fiction,” according to Professor Christy Clark-Pujara. Avoid the trap with this episode about the role the North played in perpetuating slavery and the truth...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlavery & the Civil War, Part 2 – w/ Dr. Bethany Jay||Dr. Bethany Jay is back to talk about teaching the end of the Civil War, and how enslaved people’s participation in the war helped subvert the institution of slavery. With host Hasan Kwame Jeffries. (Teaching Tolerance / Southern Poverty Law...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlavery & the Civil War, Part 1 – w/ Dr. Bethany Jay||What really caused the Civil War? In this episode, Salem State University Professor Bethany Jay offers tips for teaching lesser-known history that clarifies this question and cuts through our cloudy national understanding of the Confederacy. With host..||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great resources for teachers!!
I've already listened to all three that have been posted. These are fantastic resources--full of great information and useful teaching ideas. Thanks!
Amazing and Necessary
Every second of this series on Teaching American Slavery is brimming with incredible knowledge; it is knowledge no one can take away from you and knowledge you will be moved to share as far as you can.
Powerful. Professor Christy Clark-Pujar is incredible.