Demonstrations were held in hundreds of cities across the country yesterday to demand justice for Trayvon Martin and the prosecution of his murderer, George Zimmerman. I spoke at the rally in Seattle yesterday about Trayvon, the school-to-prison-pipeline, and how when my son asked me what had happened to Trayvon, I couldn’t find the words to explain.
If you have advice for speaking to preschool aged children about the Trayvon Martin murder, please share with me and my readers in the comment section for this post–I know a lot of us are trying to figure out how to talk about this with our children.
What I couldn’t say to my son about Trayvon
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Here is the post we at Teaching for Change with recommendations from Bill Sparks and Louise Derman-Sparks (co-author of Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves) when Trayvon Martin’s murder first appeared in the news: “Teaching About Trayvon Martin with Young Children” http://www.teachingforchange.org/teaching-about-trayvon-martin-with-young-children