Provided by NJ Social Studies Supervisors Association (NJSSSA) K-12 Resources
How to talk to kids amid Derek Chauvin trial
Guidance of Sensitive Issues
5 Guidelines to Sensitive Issues
Educators tackle tough Conversations . . . virtually
The Urgent Need for Anti-Racism Education
How to be an Anti-Racist Educator
Talking about Race (National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Everyday Democracy - Resources, Handouts on racial Equity, Stereotypes, Racism, etc.
Why The Humanities Matter - Lesson Plans, Resources (scroll down -social justice, race, privilege, inequity)
We March by Shane Evans
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
A Terrible Thing Happened by Maragret Holmes
How to talk to children about Protests and Racism
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
Animated video read-aloud:(Ages 4-8)
Teacher Resource for using the book
Interview with Marianne Celano:
Resources for Teaching and Talking about Racism, Policing, Protests, and Other Difficult Topics
"Don't Say Nothing" from Teaching Tolerance
"Some Guidance for Talking with Kids about the Protests that are Sweeping this Country" from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Current Events in Your Classroom Resource Page from Facing History (There is a specific collection of resources around issues of Hate, Violence, and Injustice linked at the bottom of this page)
"Let's Talk! Discussing Race, Racism, and Other Difficult Topics with Students" from Teaching Tolerance (Their website is worth exploring in general as there are countless very good resources compiled on it)
Classroom Projects from Using Their Words (Potentially useful long-term for seeing what projects around these issues can look like in younger grades)
MLK: The Language of the Unheard
The Psychology of Rioting: The Language of the Unheard
Museum of Tolerance
Dynamics of Discrimination
PBS NewsHour Lesson Plan
Reverse Racism: Myth or Reality?
Explaining the Red Summer of 1919
We’re Sick of it
Brutality of American Capitalism begins on the Plantation
Tackling Racism Head-on
NY Times Lesson Network- Lesson Plans, Ideas
PBS News Hour (Extra) - “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)
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)
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.
Taken from Facing History, this map and correlating indicators of violence is profound.
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