Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, envisions a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves. Since 2013, Making Caring Common has worked toward this vision with families, educators, and communities through its Caring Schools Network, #CommonGood Campaign, and Empathy in Schools Research Initiative. Making Caring Common’s work spans a wide range of topics, all connected by a commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in communities. Visitors to the site can explore resources by key topics—Bias and Bullying; Caring, Empathy, and Concern for the Common Good; College Admissions; Sexual Harassment, Misogyny, and Romantic Relationships; and Social–Emotional Learning (SEL). They can also explore Resources for Educators and Resources for Families in detail.
“Talking Race with Young Children,” an episode of a podcast from NPR’s Life Kit, presents practical tips for having a conversation about race, racism, diversity, and inclusion, even with very young children.
The New York Times Learning Network has a place for teenagers from anywhere in the world to share their thoughts on the recent events related to racism and social injustice in the nation: the Student Opinion forum, “What Is Your Reaction to the Days of Protest That Have Followed the Death of George Floyd?”
In an article in Smithsonian Magazine, journalist and digital editor Meilan Solly presents 158 resources chronicling the history of anti-Black violence and inequality in the United States within a narrative that explains and contextualizes them.