Scholars, teachers, and activists working in together through networks such as #BlackLivesMatter and #educolor, have been working to create and update resources for educators to use both in their teaching, and perhaps more significantly, in their own journey toward anti-racism. Given that the majority of public school educators are white women, many of these will be tailored toward that audience on a journey toward ally-ship and anti-racist advocacy.
We include here a selection of resources, many of which are themselves collections that are frequently updated and expanded.
For our teaching:
- Teaching for Black Lives: A recent book from Rethinking Schools with perspectives, background information, curricular ideas and lesson plans.
- Black Lives Matter at School: A range of resources, including collections of Lesson Plans.
- DC Area Educators for Social Justice Resources: Teaching resources by grade level
- Marginal Syllabus: Marginal Syllabus, in partnership with NWP and NCTE, makes available articles about teaching and learning relevant to anti-racism, cultural responsive teaching, and social justice available for online reading, annotation, and discussion as well as organizing recordings of visits with the authors.
For our personal learning:
- Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Reading List: in the NYT.
- This List is Anti-Racist by Brain Lair books: Available on Bookshop, the online bookstore for independent bookstores
- Resources collected by Educolor: a list of books, movies, articles, and websites.
- Seeing White: a podcast.
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young To Talk About Race: From the blog Pretty Good with a focus on young children, development stages, and parents.
- Anti-racism Resources: Google doc with links to resources, videos, podcasts, and also organizations.
- Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Racism: From Fractured Atlas, an organization for activist artists.
- 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice: Blog post on Medium with a diverse mix of educational, political, and personal actions.