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.
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.
The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?