Compilation of Resources for Conversations About Racism
Julie Boulton, Department Head of History and Contemporary Studies at a high school in Canada, has compiled Anti-Racist Resources, inspired by the thread created by Melinda D. Anderson—#CharlottesvilleCurriculum—on Twitter in response to the white supremacist/neo-Nazi rally, violence, and murder that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sections of Boulton’s compilation are titled “Charlottesville,” “History of Racism,” “Race + Education,” “Having Difficult Conversations in Class/Student Empowerment,” “Films/Media,” “Resources for Young Children,” and “Canadian Resources.” The information, presented in chart form, includes the type of resource, notes on the content presented in the resource, the audience for whom the information is appropriate, and the source of the content. The document also appears in Julie Boulton’s blog, “DREAMERS: make the changes that make the world a better place.”
Out of Eden is a freeonline program for students aged 3–19 that has served more than 20,000 students in 57 countries. On Out of Eden Learn’s social media platform, students of similar ages from diverse geographical and socioeconomic settings come together for collective learning experiences.
You have a new student, and he speaks no English. His family has just moved to your town from Japan, and although he receives English as a second language (ESL) support, he is also in your classroom every day so he will have more exposure to his new language. How can you be an effective teacher to this student?
Three educators of English learners offer 12 strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to improve instruction for their EL students. The strategies are simple to implement; they take little time to carry out; and best of all, they will help all students to learn.
Try these resources as you implement some of the suggested strategies.
At 10 years old, Marley Dias loved to read but hardly ever came across protagonists who looked like her, so she decided to do something about it. In November 2015, Dias launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to raise awareness about the lack of black girl characters and inspire young people to take action.