Books and Videos Promoting Respect for and Embrace of Differences
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real-world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and rethink the world inside and outside their classrooms—to build a more equitable, multicultural society and become active global citizens. In 2017 the organization launched SocialJusticeBooks.org to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books. Extending that effort, the organization has launched Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk, a collection of short videos that give caregivers, parents, and educators the tools to evaluate children’s books using an antiracist and antibias lens. The series appears on the Teaching for Change YouTubechannel and the Social Justice Books website. Each episode of approximately 10 minutes examines a different children’s book, offering a synopsis, relevant resources, and four or five key points from an antibias, critical literacy perspective.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,in Washington, DC, invites students around the world to enter the 2020 Local Letters forGlobal Change contest. Students can make their voice heard this election season by writing a letter to a local elected representative that explains the global issue they want their local official to prioritize.
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”).