15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policing, and Protest

By Sarah Schwartz and Madeline Will. …teachers are looking for lessons they can use to help students process this moment….

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26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students

By Michael Gonchar, New York Times … a grab-bag of teaching ideas, related readings and student activities.



SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability….


MINDFUL OF RACE: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

In her newest publication, Mindful of Race, Ruth King invites us to: Tend first to our suffering and confusion, listen to what it is trying to teach us, and direct its energies most effectively for change. Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, King helps readers of all backgrounds examine with fresh eyes the complexity of racial identity and the dynamics of oppression. She offers guided instructions on how to work with intense emotions mindfully and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care from a less tangled place to a place of greater clarity and compassion.

Racial disparities in school discipline are linked to the achievement gap between black and white students nationwide, according to Stanford-led study

Research using a Stanford database of test scores from all U.S. public schools is the first to document the relationship at a national level.

Resmaa Menakem

‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

Therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem is working with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” Krista sat down with him in Minneapolis, where they both live and work, before the pandemic lockdown began.

A Framework for Anti-bias Education

The Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.

Divided into four domains—Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action (IDJA)—the Standards recognize that, in today’s diverse classrooms, students need knowledge and skills related to both prejudice reduction and collective action. Together, these domains represent a continuum of engagement in anti-bias, multicultural and social justice education. The IDJA domains are based on Louise Derman-Sparks’ four goals for anti-bias education in early childhood.

Each of the IDJA domains has learning outcomes and school-based scenarios organized by grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 and 9–12

“Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma”

click here for article by Kenneth V. Hardy



In these videos, scholars and historians explore the Key Concepts of the Teaching Hard History framework by discussing slavery’s impact on the lives of enslaved people in what is now the United States and the nation’s development around the institution. They also explain how enslaved people influenced the nation, its culture and its history. VIEW ALL VIDEOS

How Our Brains Learn, Feel, Behave, and Socialize When There is Adversity and Trauma
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Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint

13TH | FULL FEATURE | Netflix

Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards. US Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under. For more information and educational resources, please visit: https://media.netflix.com/en/company-…

Education Equity Resources

Equity Literacy Institute : Free and Low-Cost Self-Paced Mini-Courses from the Equity Learning Institute. Understanding Equity and Inequity (or, What the Heck-uity is Equity?) – FREE. An Introduction to Equity Literacy – FREE. Ditching Deficit Ideology: The First Step toward Embracing Equity www.equityliteracy.org

Equity During COVID-19

Equity During COVID-19 | Equity Literacy Institute Equity Literacy During the COVID19 Crisis . By Marceline DuBose (marceline.dubose@gmail.com)and Paul Gorski (gorski@equityliteracy.org)Download a PDF version of this resource here.. We at the Equity Literacy Institute have been blown away by how educators have responded to the COVID-19 crisis. www.equityliteracy.org

History of Race in America

History of Race in America – Jeffery Robinson – YouTube History of Race in America presented by Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, American Civil Libertites.

Interview with Dr. Taharee Jackson

An interview with Dr. Taharee Jackson, by Paul Gorski. Sponsored by VT-HEC, in partnership with the Equity Literacy Institute.

Personal Perspective| Robin J. DiAngelo

My Class Didn’t Trump My Race Using Oppression to Face Privilege


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