#FergusonSyllabus and Teaching about Ferguson

4/30/2015 update: Link to the BaltimoreSyllabus google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B_oyOyu_tAwOVq5MY1oJL3orN6ps04O82JxWxnkGpho/preview?sle=true

No matter what discipline you teach, many of your students will likely still be thinking about–and be haunted by–the events that unfolded in Ferguson this summer.  It’s tough to  get students to listen to each other and analyze the context while discussing something that’s still so raw for so many people, but educators around the country have turned to Twitter (using hashtag #FergusonSyllabus) to share materials and to discuss ways to guide classroom conversations about what happened.

Some widely-shared general resources include TheRoot.com’s “Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson” and “Teaching About Ferguson” from the Teaching for Change site.  “How to Teach Kids About What’s Happened in Ferguson” by Marcia Chatelain, the originator of the #FergusonSyllabus hashtag, has links to many resources that are appropriate for college students as well.

You can also check out (and add to) this crowd-sourced google doc of news articles, historical documents, videos, etc., as well as this Zotero library.

Discipline-specific resources: