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Announcing our “Be the Change” initiative

Quizlet in EducationQuizlet HQ · Posted by Matthew  September 2, 2020
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A few months back, Quizlet shared our ongoing commitment to help create a more inclusive and anti-racist world.

With over 50 million monthly users, our community reflects people of all walks of life, backgrounds and experiences. We have been hearing from teachers who are engaging students on current events and the history it brings to light, and it has inspired Quizletters to leverage our platform to do more. As a company dedicated to helping people learn, we recognize we have an opportunity to drive important dialogue forward and help both educators and students teach and learn more about social, racial and generational injustices.

Today, we are proud to launch our Be the Change initiative.

Quizlet is partnering with esteemed organizations -- The 1619 Project from The New York Times, NPR, Newsela, Teaching Tolerance, and others -- to provide a free, digital library of educational materials on the history of systemic racism and other forms of oppression in the United States.

To kick off, we’re launching the first phase of the Be the Change initiative with educational content addressing racism as a system, and what it means for Black Americans. With over 30 study sets that include more than 900 concepts, the topics range from the enduring legacies of slavery and mass incarceration, to Black excellence.

These study sets and Quizlet’s platform make it easy for teachers and students to share with each other, and for individuals to discover and learn on their own. In addition to studying the sets across Quizlet’s learning activities, people can also click through to see the original materials from these partners.

As an ongoing initiative, Quizlet will continue to partner with leading organizations and experts to provide access to free, high-quality content that helps students and their teachers learn about the history and experiences of marginalized groups in the U.S., including people of color, Indigenous peoples and the LGBTQ+ community.

Whether you are an educator looking for resources to share with your class, a parent sitting around the dinner table, or a student chatting among friends, we hope these resources fuel impactful discussions about systemic injustice, with the goal that we can work together to, ultimately, overcome it.

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