As all of us continue to work our way though this difficult and painful time, it’s hard to know where to start conversations, or how to continue, with students on the events in the news, racism, privilege, oppression, and protesting. DPI recently shared a few resources from the many that are available. DPI does not endorse any one resource or organization, however, these are shared to provide examples and ideas of what you might consider as you engage in the work.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
“Talking About Race” Web Portal
Portal Helps People Explore Issues Of Race, Racism And Racial Identity. The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers—and individuals committed to racial equality.
Teaching Tolerance Resources to Talk About Race
Myriad resources including:
- Let’s Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics With Students – Use the strategies in this resource as you prepare to talk with students about the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of racial inequality and discrimination.
- Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence – These resources can help spur discussions about implicit bias and systemic racism, and empower students to work toward a more just society.
- Featured Race & Ethnicity Resources
Includes teaching about race, racism, police violence and Black Lives Matter
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Resources
- How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom?
- George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement – Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events – including questions for children ages 11 and older
- Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories about Bias and Injustice
King County Library System
King County Library System – Books for Talking to Kids About Race and Racism