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The killings in Buffalo this weekend by a white supremacist citing “Great Replacement Theory” is likely to be on the minds of many of our students tomorrow.

Here are some resources that might help teachers plan what to do:

It’s worth beginning by looking at three Facing History resources:

Teaching in the Wake of Violence

Reflecting on the New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Explainer: White Nationalism


There are many useful resources at New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism and at The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies.

Also, check out the Anti-Defamation League’s The Horrific Mass Shooting in Buffalo: How to Talk with Young People.


Here are some materials on “Great Replacement Theory,” which was cited by the killer in his online rantings:

Buffalo suspect allegedly inspired by racist theory fueling global carnage is from The Washington Post.

The roots of the ‘great replacement theory’ believed to fuel Buffalo suspect is from The Washington Post.



You might also be interested in Not Very “Best” Lists Of The Week: Gun Violence.


Grief, Anger, Fear: How Teachers Can Help Students Cope With the Buffalo Shooting is from Ed Week.

Why teachers will — and won’t — discuss Buffalo grocery store shooting is from The Washington Post.

Discussing Racist Violence With Students: 4 Best Practices is from Ed Week.