Central New York

Council for the Social Studies

Statement on BLM Protests & Social Injustice and Resource List for Teachers

With the recent events happening in our communities across NY and beyond related to Black Lives Matter (#BLM) protests across the world, social studies educators are being provided with excellent teachable moments to incorporate into their classrooms to support our students in developing greater understandings of social justice, civic engagement, and civil rights along with the often competing values and voices within American politics and society. 

This month, the NYSCSS Board voted to support the anti-racism statement issued by NCSS. Like the National Council for the Social Studies, we share inthe mission to advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies education by providing leadership, services, and support to educators in the field. With this in mind, here are some helpful resources for educators and families to discuss issues related to civil rights, racial inequality, and social injustice.  

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