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.”
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are curated resources for celebrating and teaching students about Hispanic heritage.
Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) team is to improve education, justice, and equity through new STEM+C educational methods. By eliminating misconceptions about race and gender in STEM+C, engaging students, and aiding teachers, CSDTs can simultaneously be used to teach science, empower students, and change perspectives.
The Second Step Elementary digital program offers a research-based approach to social–emotional learning (SEL) that allows for consistency from classroom to classroom and easily scales across schools and districts.