Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values;…
Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”
In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders,…
Humane Education Activity: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged
How do our own stereotypes and judgments limit our openness and receptivity to others? Especially at the beginning of the…
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves
Books
How we set the tone about anti-bias in our classrooms & learning centers can influence the entire year — and…
“Boys Can’t Do That!”: 3 Activities for Exploring Gender Roles with Young Children
“He can’t have a doll, he’s a boy!” “Girls can’t be firemen!” “You’re not a boy. You have long hair!”…
When I Grow Up
Activities/Lesson Plans
Help students think critically about gender stereotyping in jobs and careers and consider non-traditional gender roles. Recommended for: Grades Pre-K-3.…
Selling “Boy” and “Girl”
Activities/Lesson Plans
Students use toy catalogs to explore gender stereotypes and consider non-traditional gender roles. Recommended for: Grades Pre-K-4. Time: 45-60 minutes
Boys Like, Girls Like, Kids Like
Activities/Lesson Plans
This activity helps younger children think critically about gender roles, gender bias, stereotypes, and how diverse and alike we can…
Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice
As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us…
Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged
Activities/Lesson Plans
How do our own stereotypes and judgments limit our openness and receptivity to others? This activity uses props (or photos)…
Understanding Prejudice – Teaching Ideas
Websites
Teaching ideas, materials, and resources (appropriate for elementary students through college students) on issues of prejudice, such as racism, sexism,…
Anti-Defamation League Curriculum Connections
Websites
Lesson plans and activities for grades K-9 on topics such as anti-semitism, hate, holocaust & genocide studies, immigration, bullying, indigenous…