Gordon's eighth grade humanities curriculum is a powerful journey though American history, and it builds on skills and concepts that students are developing throughout their time at Gordon.
Luke Anderson drew on that curriculum for Race in the USA: the remix, a two-part workshop that concluded last night. For both parts - "side a and side b" - he used lessons from Gordon's eighth grade to help parents think about ways to talk about race with children.
Over a hundred and fifty people Zoomed in for the sessions: parents, faculty and friends of Gordon, but also community newcomers from as far away as Portland Maine and Baltimore, Maryland.
Video of both sessions, and links to resources and further reading, can be found at www.gordonschool.org/race
The workshop was part of an extended series of parent dialogues on antiracist education, most of which were open to the public. Video from all of the public presentations can be found at www.gordonschool.org/parentdialogues