All Resource Websites

  • Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
    PBS created a webpage sharing information on how to talk to young children about racism and offers a wealth of articles, videos, and books that support honest conversations around race and racism in our country. Explore how youth and beloved characters approach this topic with simple, yet powerful, explanations always looking to a more diverse and positive future.
  • Coming Together: Celebrating Every Child’s Race, Ethnicity, and Culture!
    Sesame Street Workshop, the education arm of the popular children’s show, was one of the first children’s organizations to offer webinars and specials to address racism after George Floyd’s death in May of 2020. They continue to update their offerings to provide support to classrooms and families who want to work on being anti-racist.
  • Resources for Teaching About Race and Racism With The New York Times
    A curated collection of over 75 lesson plans, writing prompts, short films and graphs relating to racism and racial justice. Originally published March 4, 2021, and updated Aug. 23, 2022, New York Times Learning Network utilized their vast resources to encourage K-12 teachers and students to have conversations around race and racism.
  • African American History and Culture: Anti-Systemic Racism Resources, Black & Native American Focus
    Across the nation, educational institutions are exploring and developing resources to help their staff, students, and families understand and combat racism. Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts collected a web-page’s worth of information about racism (spanning multiple racial identities), white privilege, and police violence.

Journal Prompts

  • The resources provided on PBS and Sesame Street Workshop are targeted towards younger students and their families. Select one article, video, book, and/or activity to recommend to your young students and their families. If you have older students, consider asking them to select from those categories and create a plan to share the resources with younger students in your school or district in a mentorship role.
  • As you peruse the NYT resources for teaching about race and racism, what stands out to you? What are you most excited about sharing with your students? With your colleagues?
  • What is helpful about the resources provided by Middlesex CC? If you created a website for your school or district, what would you include? Do you feel any groups are missing from this page? Are there groups in your district that you would add?
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