Members of TACT are taking an active stance to counter the scapegoating and racism that is targeting our community today. Asian Americans, including children, have become victims of name calling, harassment and even violent hate crimes created by the fear of the Coronavirus.
We have prepared two short reading articles to help EL, middle and upper elementary students to better understand what may be going on around them.
1. RACISM DURING THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS (1 page, appropriate for high beginning EL and upper elementary students). It is available with key terms translated in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic as well as in an English-only version.
2. A SUMMARY OF ABC7 TOWN HALL on RACISM AND CORONAVIRUS (aired April 2, 2020) is appropriate for intermediate-advanced ELD and mainstream social studies and ethnic studies classes grades 7-12; 2 pages with a multilingual glossary of key terms.
Stay healthy and continue to support your students in this difficult time.
With greatest respect and camaraderie,
The TACT Executive Board