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The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests

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This past week, President Trump increased public attention on Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the playing of the National Anthem by attacking him and others (see video below that includes language inappropriate for some classrooms).

I’ve previously shared resources about Kaepernick’s protest in various “Best” lists, and thought I’d bring some of them together here.

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Here’s a beginning list (please add more):

I’ve got to start with Kristin Ziemke‘s great Padlet collection, which I’m embedding below:

Made with Padlet

Text to Text | Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest and Frederick Douglass’s ‘What to the Slave is the 4th of July?’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

As Students Join National Anthem Protests, How Should Schools Respond? is from Ed Week. The top of this post has a quote from it.

The Washington Post has a good chart showing the popularity/unpopularity of Civil Rights protests over the years.

Is the National Anthem Racist? Beyond the Debate Over Colin Kaepernick is from The New York Times.

Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem is from the NFL.

Tamara Holder: Standing for our national anthem doesn’t make you a good American is from Fox News.

Long before Kaepernick sat, L.A. teacher stood up to authority in anthem protest is from The L.A. Times.

As Students Join National Anthem Protests, How Should Schools Respond? is from Ed Week.

The Day the Real Patriots Took a Knee is a NY Times editorial.

Amid Trump’s NFL war, photos of Martin Luther King Jr. ‘taking a knee’ resurface is from The Washington Post.

They didn’t #TakeTheKnee: The Black Power protest salute that shook the world in 1968 is from The Washington Post.

Colin Kaepernick and the powerful, religious act of kneeling is from The Washington Post.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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