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The circumstances surrounding the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in Minnesota have, again, generated much debate and discussions about race, justice and the legal system. 

AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Secretary-...

Each May in the United States, we celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month. The term "Asia-Pacific" includes the entire Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The celebration of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month actually began as a shorter, 10 day celebration in...

This February, start your Black History Month lesson planning with Share My Lesson’s expanded collection. You’ll find lessons, worksheets and activities to teach your preK-12 students about key events and individuals whose accomplishments continue to influence us today.

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On March 31, we celebrate César Chávez Day. Chávez, a civil rights and labor activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers Union and used nonviolent protests to fight for the rights of laborers. Although it is not a federal holiday, President Obama has urged all Americans to celebrate Chávez’s...

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Originally proposed by President Kennedy in 1963, this landmark piece of legislation made discrimination based on race, religion, sex or national origin illegal. Additionally, the Civil Rights Act ended the...

Deepening Our Knowledge to Build the Movement

These classroom resources complement the 2015 AFT Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Conference program. To access these materials, you will need to create an account on Share My Lesson. It takes just 30 seconds to join, and registration and...

Use this curated collection to commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-Americans with your students during National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. These K-12 lesson plans, activities and classroom resources will help engage your students and bring new ideas to life.

Inspire your students with lessons about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This updated collection features lesson plans, class activities and blogs to help your preK-12 students explore his commitment to the labor movement and the fight for economic justice and dignity, as well...

As the tragic details associated with the attack in Orlando, Fla. unfold, we all are struggling to find the words to articulate what happened and what to do next. Your students and children are no exception. Share My Lesson has teaching materials and resources that will help you offer...

Use these timely preK-12 lesson plans and class activities to incorporate key figures and historical events in your Women’s History Month lesson planning. This Share My Lesson collection spans topics like women’s suffrage and women’s rights and features influential women in science, social...