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A teacher and students sit around a table, before COVID-19.
An illustration from The Decameron, showing people sitting in a circle telling a story.
Abby Reisman says historical inquiry gives students a space to think deeply about the past and consider how it connects to and shapes the present.
A teacher's checklist for a class discussion on protests about racial violence.
Sigal Ben-Porath asks teachers not to pretend protests about institutional racism and police brutality don’t exist.
A house with drawings of rainbows in the window.
Advice on dealing with short tempers, screen time, and what to do when your child wants to get a dog during lockdown.
For Parents
An illustration of key points in this article.
College instructors have moved their courses online, but Penn GSE's Sharon Ravitch says they need to do more to meet their students' needs during this pandemic. Here, she gives ideas for instructors to consider.