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.
The Pop History Dig is a magazine-styled website with more than 250 stories that cover a range of topics, often focusing on the history and power of popular culture. One goal of the site is to use the visibility of popular culture—its music, film, literature, and famous personalities—to engage readers on topics ranging from civil rights history to the power of the entertainment industry.
To help teachers and their students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), ¡Colorín Colorado! features free research-based information, resources, and tools for teaching English language learners (ELLs).
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering a freesymposium broadcast on November 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). Educators are invited to watch live on that day to hear experts discuss the need and explore how to transform education about Native Americans to inspire a more comprehensive vision of history and shared experiences.