American Denial
Videos/Movies
by Llewellyn Smith ITVS/PBS, 2016 60 min “I was shocked and scared to the bones by all the evils I…
POC Online Classroom
Websites
POC Online Classroom celebrates marginalized people and offers resources and insights focused on “social justice, personal empowerment, self love, marginalization,…
Teaching “History”: Emmett Till and Tyre King
by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton It is spring. The classroom doors are flung open, and I am sitting in the second-to-back…
A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice
Websites
The Movement for Black Lives, a collective of dozens of organizations, has created a platform of policy demands. The website…
Resources for Teaching About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
by Marsha Rakestraw Update 10/31/16: The #StandingRockSyllabus was added to the list. For weeks now, thousands of members of…
Seeing Red
Books
by Kathryn Erskine Scholastic Press, 2013. 344 pgsGrades 5-8 It’s 1972, and Red Porter is on the cusp of turning…
Refuse to Stay Silent: Resources for Teaching About LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw The news is full of the aftermath of Orlando. People are holding memorials around the world. We’re…
Black Lives Matter Global Issues Guide
Global Issues Guides
Find suggested resources for issues surrounding the repeated violence against people of color (esp. black men and boys) in the…
4 Videos for Introducing Privilege
by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in school, we never talked about privilege. I think the first time it was…
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Books
Nearly not surviving his birth, and told he’ll likely not amount to much by his teacher, Gordon Parks defies the…
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Books
It’s 1958. And although Richard and Mildred Loving got married in a state in which interracial marriage is legal, in…
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;…