New DataHaven classroom materials aim to inspire conversations on social change and community well-being
In recent months, districts have been moving to integrate updated materials and re-examined practices to ensure a more equitable education for every student. Educators serve an important role in empowering youth and giving them the proper tools to effect change in their communities.
This month, DataHaven released a series of classroom materials designed by educators for educators. By incorporating data and excerpts from various DataHaven reports, the assignments encourage students to engage with broad concepts in the context of local Connecticut communities. Some of the topics covered include, gender-based discrimination, rediling, opioid crisis, climate change, civic engagement, and immigration. The materials are grouped under four themes– gender, race, health, and civics–and can be publicly accessed at www.ctdatahaven.org/classroom.