Blog article and syllabus for helping “young people grapple with and address the messiness of the world around them.” This was created by educators around the Jordan Davis killing, but the same theories apply.
As educators we believe that we have a responsibility to use our classrooms to help young people grapple with and address the messiness of the world around them. In collaborating on this, what we know to be true is that there is more than a single lesson plan here. The issues raised by the Jordan Davis murder trial touch deeply on issues of race, law, social justice, and any and all of these issues could be a course of study. What we hope to do is offer a number of ways for teachers and students to think about the case while knowing that no one way, no one day can possibly speak to all of the challenges this case represents.
What follows is an attempt to organize what was a 15-hour brainstorming session into a few organizing concepts