Teaching Tolerance has developed Teaching Hard History, a comprehensive guide for teaching and learning at all grade levels about the role slavery played in the development of the United States and how its legacies still influence us today.
First Book, in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), has created the 2020–2021 Diversity in STEM Calendar, a free tool designed to help educators bring amazing moments of innovation to life and showcase the incredible contributions of diverse STEM pioneers with children across the country.
In September 2020, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College opened an exhibit called Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond to create a dialogue on women’s rights and women in politics over the last 100 years. With a diverse group of women and nonbinary artists working in photography, painting, printmaking, collage, textile, and sculpture, Never Done manifests a multiplicity of women’s experiences, views, and modes of expression.
As schools continue working to better engage girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a number of STEM-focused foundations have partnered to form the Million Girls Moonshot initiative to hook one million more girls on these subject areas over the next five years.
On September 27, 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Society ofHispanic Professional Engineers and the Exploratorium hosted Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2020, a freebilingual (Spanish/English) program for audiences of all ages, from creative children who love to make things to teens and young adults interested in engineering careers to professionals curious about their colleagues’ projects.