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Teaching about Race & Racism Using Audio Stories

In early 2020 we wrote a blog post in response to George Floyd’s death and police violence towards Black Americans (ie: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, etc). As we head towards a new school year, we want to support educators in creating intentional spaces for students and community members to engage more…

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Teaching Juneteenth

In 2021, June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, and Emancipation Day, became the newest Federal holiday. Although it has long been celebrated in African-American communities, it commemorates a history that has been marginalized and still remains largely unknown to the wider public. We  strive to share high-quality podcasts from reliable…

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Teaching About Black Lives Matter

This post was originally published on June 5, 2020 and is frequently updated with additional resources. What do you think it will take to have everyone in the United States achieve the full recognition of the dignity of Black people? This is a discussion question from our January 11, 2017 current event “Comparing Black Lives…

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The 1619 Project: Teaching Resources and Podcast Lessons

The 1619 Project offers a valuable opportunity to bring important fact-based history into the classroom. We believe educators who use Listenwise may find the guidance provided by our content philosophy helpful as they consider using The 1619 Project and our thematically related podcast lessons in their classrooms. At Listenwise, we believe that teachers and students…

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Podcast Lessons and Teaching Resources for MLK Day

The mission of The King Center, dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, is to “prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology.” As Coretta Scott King explained, “The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought…

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Podcast Stories of Black History

Polls indicate that in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death in 2020, millions of people attended Black Lives Matter or police brutality protests. Estimates suggest that the number participating may have been 4-5 times as many as attended the 2017 Women’s Marches, which held the record previously. This data suggests that more than ever…

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