Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Fourth Graders

I spent much of last week with my colleagues and administrators examining our teaching of this difficult topic. The work was challenging, uncomfortable at times, but also exciting. I am so grateful to my IPOC colleagues who pushed us to think hard and helped us to change what we were doing for the betterment of our students. I also so appreciate my white colleagues who were open and willing to change even when it meant dropping beloved pieces of curriculum. I look forward to our teaching this coming year and working closely to assess what works and what doesn’t and how to keep doing better.




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3 responses to “Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Fourth Graders

  1. fairrosa

    I’m so excited about this new framing! Can’t wait to hear about it more and to live through it with the students.

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  2. maryleehahn

    I look forward to learning from you and your school!


  3. dragonsread

    I hope to hear more about how you teach the slave trade. I hope to lead some lessons on this topic here in the library to supplement our 4th grade classrooms.


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