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

Bigotry and Intolerance: The Ultimate Teen Guide

 Bigotry and Intolerance: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Kathlyn Gay looks at the various reasons why people of all age levels and backgrounds feel the need to disparage others. This book also offers help to teens who are the object of fear and hatred by showing them how to combat such behavior. Aimed at young adults who are interested in fighting bigotry and intolerance, this book will help teens who suffer from the small-mindedness of others. It might also help those who are less tolerant find some common ground with those who are different from them--and lead to a better understanding of how diversity makes for a richer, more interesting world. PSPL, Young adult - Y 305.8 GAY 

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

 Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson. In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestseller Just Mercy,  Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. Non-fiction

The Hate U Give

 In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. PSPL Young Adult Fiction - YF THOM, also DVD of film version. 

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