As most educators know, students have called for a Walkout on March 14th to protest gun violence and demand social and legal changes to stop it.
Our school is telling students that they are welcome to walk out four seventeen minutes and are organizing multiple activities on-campus and in classrooms for students to learn, reflect and take further action if they so choose.
I’m still working with my student teachers to develop related lessons for that day.
I thought it would be useful for us, and for readers, to bring together available resources about the Walkout. I’ll be adding more over the next few days.
You can find lots of materials at my previously published A Compilation Of Resources To Support Student Organizing.
Here are some additional articles and videos:
Youth In Front is a good place to start.
This Week’s Nationwide Student Walkout: 6 Things to Know is from Ed Week.
Student Protests: Questions and Answers is from Harvard.
— Citizen Ed (@EdCitizen) March 12, 2018
Question: “I’m a principal. The students in my district want to participate in walkouts and marches for stricter gun control laws. How should I respond?” Answer: https://t.co/dpI0bGCREN @UKnowHGSE pic.twitter.com/TkveQBHP3D
— Harvard Education (@hgse) March 12, 2018
Here are some late additions:
ABC News is doing a live feed of walkout events from across the country on this YouTube video link:
National School Walkout: Florida Shooting Spurs Protests Today is from The NY Times.
Teaching Activities for: ‘How Young Is Too Young for Protest? A National Gun-Violence Walkout Tests Schools’ is from The NY Times Learning Network.
From our school walkout today pic.twitter.com/6CGBdglGj9
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 14, 2018
The Student Walkout Against Gun Violence, in Photos is from The Atlantic.
— NPR (@NPR) March 15, 2018
National School Walkout Day in Sacramento region. https://t.co/YEjNJOWIpc
— diana lambert (@dianalambert) March 14, 2018
These photos. https://t.co/wYQmTXFIRJ
— julieturkewitz (@julieturkewitz) March 14, 2018
JUST NOW: “LET ME HEAR IT LOUD AND CLEAR! GUNS ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!” chant students from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women as they march in front of Baltimore City Hall. https://t.co/vAo2WXMQKl pic.twitter.com/Nc3M1JSRk5
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) March 14, 2018
Total silence outside this elementary school, with more than 60 students protesting and dozens of parents watching. Only sound is posters flapping in the wind. pic.twitter.com/4RaG3osZue
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) March 14, 2018