Tools and Training That Address Diversity and Bias
The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) mission is to end discrimination and fight for equity for all people. As part of this mission, ADL offers resources for teachers to address wide-ranging issues that touch on the topics of diversity and bias, such as bigotry, net neutrality, DACA and immigration, and conversations about race in a mostly white classroom. Resources (all free) fall under the Education tab and include K–12 classroom lesson plans, family conversation guides, and antibias training and toolkits. Teachers can filter the list of resources by grade level and topic to find something appropriate for the age of their students. Teachers can also dig into the teaching tips and handouts in the Tools & Strategies section. Students who want to turn discussion into action can check out the Take Action section, which offers civic engagement opportunities, such as writing to Congress, petitioning, or filing hate report incidents. The resources are accessible in English and Spanish.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in January.
Facing History and Ourselves offers a teaching idea that uses images to help students connect emotionally to the experiences of individuals and groups who choose or are forced to leave their homelands and who place their wellbeing and safety into the hands of others.
New York Times Student Journeys offers educational travel programs for middle school and high school students. The programs focus on destinations The Times has covered, where students can benefit from an insider’s view as they explore themes and topics associated with The Times coverage of local issues.