“Days after…” Pedagogy Resources

Stress, Stresses, and Learning – some suggestions for attending to stress and stresses in the learning environment.

Please see these strategies for ideas on facilitating dialogue during “Days after…”

Resources following the verdict in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin trial

The following list of resources was created in response to the court’s decision in the case of the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin, 27-CR-20-12646. This list is not inclusive of every issue related to this landmark decision, but was prepared and shared for the purpose of facilitating discussion in courses at Syracuse University.

The 1619 Project Curriculum

The ‘1619 Project’ Gets Schooled

2020 Minnesota State Statutes: Aiding and Abetting

2020 Minnesota State Statutes: Authorized Use of Deadly Force by Peace Officers

2020 Minnesota State Statutes: Manslaughter in the Second Degree

2020 Minnesota State Statutes: Murder in the Second Degree: Unintentional Murder

2020 Minnesota State Statutes: Murder in the Third Degree

Blue Wall of Silence

Britannica: Police brutality in the United States

Citizen Review Board

FindLaw: Aiding and Abetting/Accessory

FindLaw: Second Degree Murder Overview

FindLaw: Third Degree Murder Overview

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Healthline: Effects of Anxiety on the Body

Hennepin County Attorney: Legal Standard – Police Use of Deadly Force

Judge in Derek Chauvin trial says Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments may be grounds for appeal

*Lynching in America
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Medical News Today: What are the effects of racism on health and mental health?

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary


The National Trial Lawyers: The History of American Police Brutality

National Urban League

Officer Who Killed Daunte Wright Makes 1st Court Appearance In Manslaughter Case

Prison Policy Initiative: Not just “a few bad apples”: U.S. police kill civilians at much higher rates than other countries

Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race–ethnicity, and sex

Smithsonian Magazine: The Long, Painful History of Police Brutality in the U.S.

Statement by former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

VOA (Voice of America) News: What Do 2nd-Degree Murder, 3rd-Degree Murder, Manslaughter Charges Mean?

Who was Emmett Till

Resources for race, racism, and protest

American Historical Association (AHA) Issues Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States (June 2020).

“Erasing History or Making History? Race, Racism, and the American Memorial Landscape,” a webinar featuring David W. Blight (Yale University), Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University), and Jim Grossman (American Historical Association executive director)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers a vast array of primary and secondary sources as well as an extensive catalog of teaching resources, including videos, curricula, lesson plans, and activities. (This is a large resource and may take time to load.)

Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol – Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

“So Far Away from 1965: Voting Rights in the United States” – article by Julian Zelizer published in Perspectives on History, the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association.

U. S. History Scene is a multimedia history education website composed of historians and educators at over fifty universities dedicated to providing students and teachers with easy access to digital resources, live digital curriculum, and cutting-edge history scholarship.

White House Historical Association: Protest at the People’s House offers a collection of research articles and photographs focused on the history of protest at the White House and Lafayette Park. This recounting of over a century of First Amendment protests organizes events into themes including civil, women’s, Native American, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Academic Continuity Resources

Academic Continuity Resources have been compiled to support students, faculty and staff as we continue to transition to mixed modality teaching, learning and work.

Health and Wellness Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources to support student health and wellness from Barnes Center at The Arch

Teaching and Technology Tuesday session (2/9/21): Simone Adams from the Barnes Center discusses student mental health and Barnes Center resources.
View the recording of Simone’s session (51:18, including transcript)

Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes (from Stanford News) – It’s not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways to mitigate their effects.

Teaching Classes Online

Syracuse University Syllabus Templates


  • Rubrics:
    • One of the best practices for inclusive instruction is to use rubrics. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment maintains a rubric resource website.
    • We can work together with you if you would like to design a rubric, or you can get ideas by looking at examples of rubrics on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment website.
  • Classroom assessment strategies:
    • Looking for new ways to assess student understanding of content throughout the semester? Try these classroom assessment techniques for quick and easy ways to test knowledge during class!

COVID-19 Resources

Other resources

External Online Professional Development Opportunities

Intentional Teaching College – Facilitated Two-Week Online Courses. Designed by Best-Selling Authors. Personalized Feedback & Tangible Outcomes.

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