For K -- 12 Educators

Race Bridges Studio

 RaceBridgesStudio contains hundreds of ideas, texts, lesson plans and videos about race relations and diversity. These free resources are tools to help leaders. teachers, parents and anyone of good will to explore the challenge of creating bridges of cooperation and community in a very diverse and often polarized world.  

Teaching Tolerance

 Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use Teaching Tolerance materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.  One example of their many and varied free resources is  Teaching Hard History:American Slavery a comprehensive guide to teaching this critical topic and to helping students understand how slavery influences us in the present day. 

The Zinn Education Project

 The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.  

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves  is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. 

Lynching in America

Lynching in America   includes a downloadable lesson plan and support materials for teaching  high school students about this part of our nation's history. The information is provided by  The Equal Justice Initiative  , a private, nonprofit organization that challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalized communities. 

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.  Curricular Recources for the 1619 project