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Online Resources to Teach about Race and Racism
Capital District Council for the Social Studies (CDCSS) put together a collection of online resources (listed in alphabetical order) to assist educators who may be seeking tools to discuss what's been happening in our county recently regarding racial inequalities and the protests.
offers a collection of editorial cartoons from international cartoonists highlighting their points of view concerning the death of George Floyd. Cartooning for Peace
About Race and Racism – Today's kids are growing up in a world where anyone can create anything they wish – a YouTube video, a meme, a tweet. Unfortunately, some choose to use these tools to spread hate, misinformation, and racism. That's why it's so critical for parents to be intentional about the media kids are exposed to. Choose media that educates kids in essential human values such as love, understanding, kindness, and compassion. Take the opportunity to discuss how race is portrayed, how stereotypes are perpetuated, and how racial experiences differ. Use our conversation starters to get kids to think more deeply about these topics. Now, more than ever, our kids really need to learn these lessons. Common Sense Media Resources
is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs). - Talking About Racism and Violence with Students: Resources for Educators. Colorín Colorado
with Jennifer Gonzalez – Why White Students Need Multicultural and Social Justice Education. The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
– For teachers looking for more classroom resources—for themselves and their students—Education Week has compiled 15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policing, and Protest – EdWeek
is an online publication that contextualizes current events with scholarship – Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus. How can we help students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism? JSTOR Daily
– How to talk to your children about protests and racism The Mercury News
– Talking to kids about race: Recent protests are sparking questions from children. Not shying away from those conversations is the first step in raising an anti-racist child. National Geographic
Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal – Portal Helps People Explore Issues Of Race, Racism And Racial Identity. National Museum of African American History and Culture
– Teaching Ideas and Resources to Help Students Make Sense of the George Floyd Protests: Putting the demonstrations into a larger context, with help from The Times and other news and educational organizations. New York Times Learning Network
collected editorial cartoons from throughout the United States covering many points of view concerning George Floyd’s death, protests and violence. Politico.com
mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Educators use their materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. Our program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias. Teaching Tolerance’s
– Kids need to talk about George Floyd, protests and racism. With coronavirus school closures, it's hard to do. USA TODAY
- ‘Write it Down’: Historian suggests keeping a record of life during pandemic. The same can be said about the recent protests, calls for social justice and justice reform. UVA
In response to all that has been happening in our local communities, throughout our state and country, the Board of the CDCSS wanted to state that we support the anti-racism statement issued by the NCSS.