Curriculum and Resources for Teaching Children and Teens about Anti-Racism and Social Movements

Reflecting on George Floyd’s Death and Police Violence Towards Black Americans (Facing History and Ourselves)

This guide from Facing History and Ourselves offers specific tips, materials and conversation starters for you and your students regarding George Floyd’s death and recent protests in response to it. This is an important resource, especially for educators and leaders who have not engaged in these conversations with students in the past. For more teaching guides, resources and advice on discussing the difficult history of racism to students, check out Facing History and Ourselves and their array of materials and events.

 

The 1619 Project Curriculum

“The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date. Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.”

 

Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence (Teaching Tolerance)

This is a collection of educational materials, lesson plans and multimedia resources for educators to use when teaching their students on the broader and interconnected topics of race, racism and police violence. For more lesson plans and discussion guides on these topics, check out Teaching Tolerance’s website, as well as the work done by the larger organization they are a part of, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

 

Talking About Race Web Portal (National Museum of African American History and Culture)

“The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers—and individuals committed to racial equality.”

 

Educator’s Guide for Reading Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

“This guide suggests a month-long approach to  reading  and  discussing  Stamped  with  middle-school  and  high-school  readers  in  English, English Language Arts, Social Stud-ies,  History,  and  Humanities  classrooms.”

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