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History teachers work on the frontlines of trauma and memory

12 mins | Apr 12, 2021
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Re-considering our approach to history. Could the death of a French middle-school teacher be avoided, had he had training for responding to potential triggers when exposing students to traumatic historical sources? Nena Močnikis — a social justice educator and trauma researcher — examines how history teachers are unprepared to explain the traumas of a multicultural classroom of students. In this deeply reflective piece, she argues for clearer guidelines when pathologizing the narratives of complex pasts.
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