Newtown
Videos/Movies
by Kim Snyder Independent Lens, 2016. 82 mins Grades 8 and up “How do you grieve for 26 people all…
Combating Climate Change in the Cafeteria
by Marsha Rakestraw While a majority of the population remains unaware of the connection between climate change and animal agriculture,…
“All American Boys” Tackles Police Brutality, Racial Justice, and Being an Upstander
by Marsha Rakestraw Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when…
All American Boys
Books
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Atheneum, 2015. 316 pgs Grades 8 and up Rashad’s stop at a local convenience…
Ethical Choices Program
Websites
“The Ethical Choices Program aims to empower high-school and college students to make thoughtful, responsible lifestyle decisions in order to…
Kodiak, a Furry Comforter of Sandy Hook
by Denise Marcella There are moments etched in our hearts that we will never forget: the day JFK was assassinated;…
Gracefully Grayson
Books
Orphaned in preschool, Grayson Sender lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in Chicago. To the outside world, Grayson is…
For Your Must-Read List: “George”
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In the book “George” (grades 4-6, 240 pgs), George was born a boy, but…
George
Books
George was born a boy, but she knows she is a girl. And when no one is around, she calls…
Welcoming Schools
Websites
Welcoming Schools, which is a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers lessons, resources, and other tools for educators…
Through My Eyes
Books
Infused with relevant photos and quotes, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about when “the civil rights movement came knocking…
13 Children’s Picture Books about Bullying
As information about bullying becomes more pervasive, schools and others who serve children are striving to create anti-bully/pro-hero environments. Since…