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Provided by NJ Social Studies Supervisors Association (NJSSSA) K-12 Resources

 

General Reading/Articles:

How to talk to kids amid Derek Chauvin trial

How to talk to your children about the Derek Chauvin trial and George Floyd's death

Princeton University - The Derek Chauvin trial: Resources and support for the University community

Guidance of Sensitive Issues

https://tltc.umd.edu/discussions

 

5 Guidelines to Sensitive Issues 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10lC_S01uHr7KeIiAB_L2h2ixJKdx3oOOpiMauGUETWM/edit?usp=sharing

 

Educators tackle tough Conversations . . . virtually

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/5/31/21276371/educators-tackle-tough-conversations-about-race-and-violence-this-time-virtually

 

The Urgent Need for Anti-Racism Education

https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2019/08/14/the-urgent-need-for-anti-racist-education.html

 

How to be an Anti-Racist Educator

http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/oct19/vol61/num10/How-to-Be-an-Antiracist-Educator.aspx

 

Talking about Race (National Museum of African American History and Culture)

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race


 

Everyday Democracy - Resources, Handouts on racial Equity, Stereotypes, Racism, etc.

https://www.everyday-democracy.org/resources/handouts

https://www.everyday-democracy.org/resources/facing-racism


 

Why The Humanities Matter - Lesson Plans, Resources (scroll down -social justice, race, privilege, inequity)

https://blogs.stockton.edu/humanities/705-2

 

K-5 Resources

We March by Shane Evans

https://www.amazon.com/We-March-Shane-W-Evans/dp/1250073251

 

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

https://www.amazon.com/Separate-Never-Equal-Family%C2%92s-Desegregation/dp/1419710540

 

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

https://www.amazon.com/Raising-White-Kids-Bringing-Children/dp/1501856421

 

A Terrible Thing Happened by Maragret Holmes

https://www.amazon.com/Terrible-Thing-Happened-Margaret-Holmes/dp/1557987017#customerReviews

 

How to talk to children about Protests and Racism

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health/protests-racism-talk-to-children-wellness/index.html

 

Talking with Children about racism, police brutality and protest https://www.ahaparenting.com/ask-the-doctor-1/talking-with-children-about-racism-police-brutality-and-protests

 

GMA - How to talk to kids about protests

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/family/story/parents-talk-kids-racism-george-floyd-protests-70992137

Anti-Defamation League https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families/lessons?grd_lvl%5Belementary%5D=elementary

 

Animated video read-aloud:(Ages 4-8)

https://youtu.be/lcOhOFGcWm8

Teacher Resource for using the book 

https://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/pdf/441B228-read-aloud-tips.pdf

Interview with Marianne Celano: 

Interview


 

Resources for Teaching and Talking about Racism, Policing, Protests, and Other Difficult Topics


 

6-12 Resources

 

MLK: The Language of the Unheard 

https://theweek.com/speedreads/917022/riot-language-unheard-martin-luther-king-jr-explained-53-years-ago

 

The Psychology of Rioting: The Language of the Unheard

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psych-unseen/202005/the-psychology-rioting-the-language-the-unheard

 

Museum of Tolerance

Dynamics of Discrimination

http://www.museumoftolerance.com/for-professionals/programs-workshops/free-professional-development-for-educators/teachers-guide-and-resources/dynamics-of-discrimination-then-and-now.html

 

PBS NewsHour Lesson Plan

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily-videos/the-death-of-george-floyd-sets-off-massive-protests/


 

Newsela articles:

Reverse Racism: Myth or Reality?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-reverse-racism-myth/id/37479/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=web

Explaining the Red Summer of 1919

https://newsela.com/read/lib-red-summer-1919?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=web

We’re Sick of it

https://newsela.com/read/national-police-violence-protests/id/2001009690/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=web

Brutality of American Capitalism begins on the Plantation

https://newsela.com/read/nyt-1619-american-capitalism-plantation-beginnings/id/2000000187/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=web

 

Tackling Racism Head-on

https://newsela.com/read/ela-mom-tackles-racism?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=web


 

NY Times Lesson Network- Lesson Plans, Ideas

 

PBS News Hour (Extra) - “Death of George Floyd Sets Off Massive Protests”

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily-videos/the-death-of-george-floyd-sets-off-massive-protests

*Video, lesson plan (discussion questions, essential questions, extension activities w/ short video)

*Sign up for an account - daily videos, lessons




 

Ta-Neshisi Coates (youtube) on Discussing Racism Directly, Honestly (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2Rs105_o4&feature=emb_logo

How should the U.S. address problems of violent policing? As a nation, we may be asking the police to do certain things that they shouldn't, says Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic correspondent offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the legacy of white supremacy in America today.


 

1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (CNN - article, video, primary sources, references current events)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/us/tulsa-race-massacre-1921-99th-anniversary-trnd/index.html

 

 

This piece, by the President and CEO of Facing History, is an eloquent reflection of  one person's response. 

 

The New York Times Learning Network has a forum for students to post their reactions, along with lesson materials.  This is a good way to encourage students to voice their feelings with the wider world and to read what students in other places are saying.

 

This interactive website from the Washington Post is a collection of all information the reporters could find regarding police shootings, dating back to 2015.

 

PBS Learning Media has a 5-minute segment from PBS News hour, along with suggestion questions, activities and additional resources.

 

Listenwise posted this lesson about Ahmaud Arbery on May 19 (interview with a sociologist).

 

Facing History provides materials to help us to understand police shootings within the context of the legacy of slavery.

 

The Choices program developed these lessons and resources regarding the Black Lives Matter movement within the context of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Facing History has compiled a list of resources to support our thinking in many directions on this topic.

 

https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

Taken from Facing History, this map and correlating indicators of violence is profound.

 


 

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