Here are resources useful for classroom resources on what’s going on (I add new resources each day):
Lesson of the Day: ‘Can the West Stop Russia From Invading Ukraine?’ is from The NY Times Learning Network.
The Russia-Ukraine war crisis, explained by an expert is from MSNBC.
Four maps that explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict is from The Washington Post.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been mounting. @Da_Pacific, Samu Granados and I look at maps maps maps of what’s happened and where the conflict could be going https://t.co/gp7jpmUySj pic.twitter.com/lE4k2L7Jwp
— Michael Ovaska (@OvaskaOvaska) January 27, 2022
Here’s how Ukraine ended up at the center of a global crisis.https://t.co/xEZid4KExe
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 23, 2022
The Ukraine-Russia crisis explained: a complete visual guide is from The Guardian.
Ukraine and Russia explained in maps and charts is from Al Jazeera.
Lesson of the Day: ‘The Invasion of Ukraine: How Russia Attacked and What Happens Next’ is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Breaking News English Lesson: Ukraine Crisis is from Breaking News English.
The Ukraine Crisis is from Brown University.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS, FAMILIES TO DISCUSS THE EVENTS IN UKRAINE WITH STUDENTS is from the San Diego Office of Education.
War Breaks Out. How Will Students Get News? is from Middleweb.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, explained is from Vox.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Russian cities on Thursday to protest President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. The police detained more than 600 people in Moscow alone, according to a rights group. https://t.co/iaolQ8JiZX pic.twitter.com/qNGBmx4yjn
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 24, 2022
This comes from Visual Capitalist, and you can see a larger version, with more information, at their site:
How to Talk With Students About the Russia-Ukraine War: 5 Tips is from Ed Week.
See four ways to think about Ukraine, in maps and charts from our Opinion graphics editors, that help show why it is so important to Europe and President Vladimir Putin, and how the invasion is already reverberating around the world.https://t.co/fN9s5GJDf4
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 25, 2022
A historical timeline of post-independence Ukraine is from The PBS NewsHour.
Here is Zelensky’s speech to the Ukrainian and Russian people with English subtitles before war broke out. Worth watching in full: pic.twitter.com/q2bo45Gm0o
— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) February 25, 2022
I’m going to start a thread of these incidents of insidious racism in the media coverage of the Ukrainian crisis, because I’ve just been seeing so damn many. https://t.co/xKMo2d568s
— S. (@saratu) February 26, 2022
PROTESTS SPREAD IN RUSSIA: Thousands took to the streets to oppose Putin’s invasion, risking beatings and arrests.
“I started feeling shame that I live in Russia,” Fyodor Gurov, 22, said from a police van, where he was being detained.
— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) February 27, 2022
You can (and should), unapologetically advocate for the Ukrainian people’s safety and peace AND you can call out the hypocrisy and racism on full display with the comparisons to other conflicts. They are not mutually exclusive. Let your sense of humanity be on full display.
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) February 27, 2022
“I just want to live in our country, and that’s all.” Julia, a teacher and Ukrainian volunteer, wept as she waited to be deployed to fight Russian troops around Kyiv on Saturday. “It’s awful,” she said. https://t.co/SbwaUeefty pic.twitter.com/cBwz7Tsvlh
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 28, 2022
“The Ukrainians always came first, even though we Africans would be there for days and sometimes three days with no food. Everyone was just exhausted. Any time Ukrainians came, they told us to go back.”
Our report from the Polish-Ukrainian border:https://t.co/IIuEWAI3JC
— Geoffrey York (@geoffreyyork) February 28, 2022
THREAD 1/8: Many of us are watching Ukraine & asking ‘why is this happening? We’ve made a series of videos to try and help – on Ukraine’s history (below), the troop build-up, NATO, Russia’s denials, sanctions, Putin’s world view and Putin’s justification. pic.twitter.com/DPBnp5zvJ3
— Ros Atkins (@BBCRosAtkins) February 26, 2022
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Forum for Young People to React is from The NY Times Learning Network.
As history unfolds in Ukraine, MMSD teachers adjust lesson plans is from The Cap Times.
Conflict in Ukraine Resource Guide is from The University of West Florida.
‘They seem so like us’: In depicting Ukraine’s plight, some in media use offensive comparisons https://t.co/uxRV0RZ9nq
— Reem Akkad (@reemakkad) February 28, 2022
Educators, if you are looking for resources to prepare lessons on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NYCDOE Social Studies and @Civics_For_All has curated a collection on the current crisis as well as ones to develop lessons for historical context. https://t.co/GjGbxajLY0 pic.twitter.com/LFLXb7RJCW
— Joe Schmidt (@HSGlobalHistory) February 27, 2022
So grateful for amazing educators working to put together resources to support teaching the situation in Ukraine. I started a collection – please share and add! Resources from @historysandoval @Larryferlazzo @MsGreeneEdu @mrfitzhist & more! https://t.co/HRaNaZkwZp pic.twitter.com/909ihHPF58
— Stephanie Sumarna (@StephSumarna) February 28, 2022
Prompt: Compare/contrast how & why Putin & Zelensky use different styles of multimodal design to communicate with the public.
Ss blew me away! Highlights ⤵️ 1/6 pic.twitter.com/FXbxikUSxX
— Trevor Aleo (@MrAleoSays) February 28, 2022
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, parents and educators are faced with explaining the complex emotions and realities of war to children. It’s a daunting task, but not impossible, says @PennGSE’s Marsha Richardson. https://t.co/zW19k9P1GX
— Penn (@Penn) February 28, 2022
While the hospitality has been applauded, it has also highlighted stark differences in treatment given to migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa, particularly Syrians who came in 2015. https://t.co/4UdmKWnXpL
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) February 28, 2022
Why the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Is Relevant to Teachers is from Ed Week.
This reporting tonight from @sarasidnerCNN interviewing Black people at the border in #Ukraine describing the violent removal of Black people from trains seeking to leave the country is infuriating. This must be addressed @WHCOS @USAmbUN @SecBlinken pic.twitter.com/hv9vcvE9nS
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) March 1, 2022
So @NPR‘s @AndrewLimbong has an excellent piece on the white supremacy embedded in some of the coverage out of Ukraine, on the horror of white people fleeing war and seeking asylum “this isn’t some developing country” and so on
Have a listenhttps://t.co/oPRsjiZPb6
— Diaa Hadid ضياء حديد (@diaahadid) March 1, 2022
Unreal. Bulgaria’s leader contrasts ‘intelligent,’ ‘educated’ refugees with those from the Middle East- people unlikely to spread terrorism. “There is not a single European country now which is afraid of the current wave of refugees,” he said.https://t.co/l5dagpORml
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) March 1, 2022
Teaching news literacy in the midst of unfolding crises is from The National Writing Project.
How to avoid being duped by false Ukraine information — and other news literacy lessons appeared in The Washington Post.
In videos and photos, a timeline of Russia’s war on Ukraine is from The Washington Post.
— Katherine Finnerty (@KPFinnerty) March 3, 2022
Many people have asked me how they can help Ukrainians. Here are some good suggestions, including support for Direct Relief, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and International Medical Corps. https://t.co/K0HGjywrqV
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 3, 2022
Thousands of people in Berlin have gone to the central train station to offer fleeing Ukrainians a place to stay. Really moving. pic.twitter.com/OReuMnHcfk
— Marcel Dirsus (@marceldirsus) March 3, 2022
How Finland held off the Russians and won a moral victory — with lessons for Ukraine is from The Washington Post.
How to responsibly donate to Ukrainian causes is from The Conversation.
Some of the Ukrainian cities under Russian attack are the size of Chicago, San Antonio, and Durham, N.C. https://t.co/P2io6RciD1
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) March 4, 2022
Leer aquí en español: https://t.co/AvdEx8Rd0h
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) March 4, 2022
Resources for Teaching About the Ukraine Crisis is from Share My Lesson.
Here are lesson plans from the PBS News Hour.
The New York Times obtained and verified video from inside the nuclear power plant that was attacked by Russian forces on Friday morning.
— Brenna T. Smith (@brenna__smith) March 5, 2022
“How the world treats Ukraine, and Ukrainian refugees, should be how we are treating all refugees in the United States,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says. pic.twitter.com/bxzbRIYDju
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 2, 2022
As my 12 year old son assessed when he shared this link with me- how obvious it still is that who is thought to be more human and worthy of assistance by the world is attached to whiteness/being European. Check the overt Ukraine media coverage https://t.co/lelPWzVU8R
— Stephane Dunn (@DrStephaneDunn) March 1, 2022
Russia/Ukraine slides are now live! 20+ slides w/ history, response from U.S. & allies, what might happen next, and discussion questions.
These will be continuously updated.
— Max Tendero (@max_tendero) February 27, 2022
NATO, the Western mutual-defense alliance, is central to the war in Ukraine even though the country is not a member.
Here’s what you need to know about the alliance and, in particular, the no-fly zone over Ukraine it has so far abstained from providing.https://t.co/kT1takxB3K
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 7, 2022
Teachers help students navigate misinformation, emotions, history of war in Ukraine is from The L.A. Times.
Resources to Discuss the Events in Ukraine is from The San Mateo County Office of Education.
During the first week of war in Ukraine, Russia shifted from 1️⃣strategic strikes against military targets to a 2️⃣stalled ground attack and, currently, a broader 3️⃣siege of major cities. Reuters looks at the weapons used in the changing war: https://t.co/mvLXXSLsIO
— Reuters Graphics (@ReutersGraphics) March 10, 2022
The Invasion of Ukraine: Resources for Educators and Families is from Colorin Colorado.
No, Time magazine didn’t publish a Putin-Hitler cover, and other news literacy lessons is from The Washington Post.
From @PPICNotes: About one in six Ukrainian immigrants in the US resides in California, and Sacramento ranks first in the nation in the share of its population that are Ukrainian immigrants.https://t.co/J5N5CdeEpk
— Mackenzie Mays (@MackenzieMays) March 10, 2022
Teaching about the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis is from Facing History.
Using a New Cyber Tool, Westerners Have Been Texting Russians About the War in Ukraine is from The Wall Street Journal.
Moving story that starts with a Ukrainian family taking in and protecting a Jewish teenager during World War II. That survivor’s grandchild has now provided refuge in Israel to the Ukrainian protector’s grandchild and family. https://t.co/I1Cigb8eY5
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 13, 2022
Preparing to Welcome Ukrainian Students is from Middleweb.
Do sanctions work? Here’s what the research shows. https://t.co/kZd977dblz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 12, 2022
Fake News and the War in Ukraine: What Educators Need to Know is from Ed Week.
Nearly 3 Million Have Fled Ukraine So Far. These Charts Put the Unprecedented Crisis in Context. https://t.co/XZVBaBR7aL
— Jason Lyall (@jaylyall_red5) March 16, 2022
The viral images and videos that define Ukraine’s political fight against Russia is from The Washington Post.
How Ukrainian children understand the war is from The Washington Post.
“The chance for nuclear weapons employment is extremely low. But it’s not zero,” said Ulrich Kühn, a nuclear strategist in Germany about the war raging on Russia’s and NATO’s borders. “It’s real, and it might even increase.” https://t.co/cSJg8UANKW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2022
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) March 16, 2022
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) March 16, 2022
Teaching Resources to Help Students Make Sense of the War in Ukraine is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Why Vladimir Putin Invokes Nazis to Justify His Invasion of Ukraine is from The NY Times.
UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR: LESSON PLAN / WORKSHEETS is from Active History.
Thank you @RussiaUN for your letter dated March 16.
— Canada Mission UN #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 (@CanadaUN) March 17, 2022
How you can help all refugees — from Ukraine and beyond https://t.co/QnJiRORsoO
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 19, 2022
Total refugees from Ukraine, compared to other countries is from Flowing Data.
This isn’t history’s most dangerous moment. Yet. is from The Atlantic.
Ukraine Maps resource https://t.co/8Y6sMcn6o8
— Frank W. Baker (@fbaker) March 23, 2022
Two former republics of the Soviet Union — Russia and Ukraine — are once again in conflict.
Here are some pivotal moments in the years leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 — plus a look at their relationship in the 20th century. https://t.co/DVhjg6DPkv
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 26, 2022
UKRAINE EDUCATOR & OTHER RESOURCES is from The Academy For Human Rights.
Russian forces detained the head of the education department in the occupied southern Ukrainian city of Melitopol, the mayor there said on Monday, after the department and teachers pushed back against orders to overhaul the curriculum. https://t.co/qDL5YU8aUd
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 29, 2022
9 big questions about Russia’s war in Ukraine, answered https://t.co/M49VmWOWHu
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 30, 2022
As the U.S. prepares to welcome tens of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing war, the country continues to deport scores of African and Caribbean refugees back to unstable and violent homelands. https://t.co/KeWIUSkogV
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) April 2, 2022
Getting supplies to troops in a ground war is complicated. Russia’s missteps in Ukraine illustrate some of the reasons why.https://t.co/hvnnZqFx1G
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) March 31, 2022
What an exodus of 11.4 million people looks like is an interactive from NBC News.
Contextualizing the Crisis in Ukraine is a lesson from The Pulitzer Center.
The History of the Conflict Between Russia & Ukraine is an ELL lesson from Fluentize.
You will find more infographics at Statista
In this Lesson of the Day, students will examine a New York Times photojournalist’s photographs of Ukraine and learn about her approach to documenting war. https://t.co/zEybehgoaZ
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) April 13, 2022
President Biden just declared that what’s happening in Ukraine amounts to “genocide.” Is he right? https://t.co/PhWdAgArjp
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 13, 2022
“They often ask when will the war end, when will they return to school?” said one a Ukrainian teacher who has been running classes remotely after fleeing her hometown. “I always smile and say that it will be soon — we have to be patient a little longer.”https://t.co/77t6HZ56mD
— Megan Specia (@meganspecia) April 13, 2022
This is a very interesting NPR interview talking about this war and the American Civil War:
And it seems if, I’m not being too optimistic, that Putin overplayed the – his energy hand, or at least certainly the Ukrainians are resisting, and the West has responded with very strong sanctions.
A very similar thing happened in the South. They thought that because they produced three-quarters of the world’s cotton and cotton was the heart of the textiles industry, which was the heart of the industrial revolution for its first half century, that they were immune. The senator from South Carolina, James Hammond, said shortly before the war, cotton is king. No one dares lay a finger on the South. And Southerners believe that. And they thought that when they seceded, the North wouldn’t go to war against them because the North needed their cotton and that if the North did, Europe would come in and intervene because the mills of England and France also needed their cotton. Of course, we know that the South really overplayed their hand. None of what they counted on came to pass. But they had the same sort of insular mentality, I think, that we see in Putin today of this commodity producer thinking that they really are king and they really are immune.
What is a ‘tactical’ nuke, and would Putin use one? is from Grid.
Russia invades Ukraine is a regularly updated interactive from Reuters.
On Russian TV, the country’s brutal attacks on Ukraine and military blunders are spun as positive developments through a jumble of opinion and falsehoods.
See how Russia’s tightly controlled news media presents the war.https://t.co/dVPSJWPFxw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 6, 2022
This is what the ‘Russification’ of Ukraine’s education system looks like in occupied areas – CNN https://t.co/dMZNtw1dXG
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 16, 2022
How Educators Around the World Are Teaching the Russia-Ukraine War is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Russia has little time to make significant advances or it may be forced into more defensive positions, and the war could become a stalemate. With troops and equipment dwindling, the battle for the Donbas is likely to be the last major offensive of the war. https://t.co/hNQjng06Fx
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 24, 2022
100 days of war in Ukraine: how the conflict has developed is from The Guardian.
Mapped: The Ukraine Refugee Crisis in Europe is from Visual Capitalist.
Russia seeks to militarize schoolchildren and censor textbooks amid war https://t.co/0g2mThwPAY
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 12, 2022
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 21, 2022
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) June 27, 2022
— Michael Slackman (@meslackman) July 16, 2022
A student from Ukraine wrote this week’s winning entry for our Summer Reading Contest: “I sleep restlessly, turning from one side to another. Suddenly I wake up because of the loud noise outside. It’s a rocket flying over my house.” Read the rest here: https://t.co/c5mplkjYkj
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) August 2, 2022
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 17, 2022
The Ukraine war is also being fought over language is from CNN.
All the decisions — books, pronouns, history, masks — that each teacher has to make in our culture wars are so fraught. I hadn't imagined the impossible wartime choices that Ukrainian teachers had been making and now held to account for. https://t.co/lJZrVNKccS
— Jill Barshay (@jillbarshay) September 22, 2022
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) October 5, 2022