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.
TheNew York Times Learning Network is again offering middle schools and high schools a free, flexible seven-unit writing program based on the real-world writing found in newspapers—from editorials and reviews to personal narratives and informational essays.
The impact of COVID-19—on education, health, the workforce, and the economy—has made clear that young people need skills that enable them to think critically, creatively, and globally—to solve problems, create new jobs, and address issues never seen before.
A coproduction of PBS Learning Studios and Complexly, The Art Assignment introduces innovative artists that present the viewer with the challenge to complete different types of art assignments. It also explores art history through the lens of the present and exposes alternative approaches to art-making.