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Engaging Strategies in Social Justice Units: Using the Tuskegee Syphilis Study as a Model

November 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST


Participants will examine two strategies to use in social justice units that are active and engaging as well as how to use warm-ups to connect to students’ lives. We will discuss what to highlight and what to avoid when teaching about injustices across content areas. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study will be the model and we will also look at a brief history of the study.

Gretchen Kraig-Turner is a science teacher at Burlington-Edison High School in Washington. She is on the Rethinking Schools Science Editorial Committee.



This event is part of the online workshop series from Rethinking Schools called Teaching for Social Justice During the Pandemic: Lessons from The New Teacher Book. Join The New Teacher Book editors, authors, and early career teacher-scholars who wrote and shaped this book. Sign up for the entire workshop series or sign up for one workshop at a time.Space is limited in these workshops to 30 participants.Workshops will not be recorded. ASL interpretation is available by request. Registrants will be emailed a special discount code for The New Teacher Book.