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Professor Creates Teaching Guide for Jordan Davis Murder

Professor Creates Teaching Guide for Jordan Davis Murder

When tragic events happen in society and circle throughout the news realm, it is important for educators to have a plan. From Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, to Trayvon Martin, it is crucial to share the news with students and have a well-prepared teaching guide. 

Chris Lehmann, founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school, offers a teaching guide for talking about Jordan Davis' killing and trial in his article in EdSurge.com. 

"Many of the resources -- and equally as important, the frameworks for thinking about creating curriculum -- are equally applicable for creating conversations and curriculum around talking about Mike Brown," he said. "And we need to talk about Mike Brown."

"So what do we do as educators? What is our role? For to pretend that this does not enter our classrooms, our schools, is to run the risk of allowing ourselves to be complicit in the system that left Mike Brown’s body in the street for hours," he continued. "How we teach, how we frame this issue with students is incredibly difficult and complex, and so many of the resources, ideas and suggestions created after Jordan Davis’ killer was not convicted of murder are appropriate again."

Lehmann said even as educators, it is alright to struggle with the answers to questions concering this topic, such as, "what happens to a society that seemingly has one set of rules for one race and another set of rules for everyone else?" or "how do we get better than this? how do we become amore just society?"

Read the full story. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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