Anti-Bias Education

Anti-bias curriculum is an approach to early childhood education that sets forth values-based principles and methodology in support of respecting and embracing differences and acting against bias and unfairness. Anti-bias teaching requires critical thinking and problem solving by both children and adults. The overarching goal is creating a climate of positive self and group identity […]

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Black Athlete Protest: The Case of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

This lesson, drawing on the story of NBA basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf who refused to stand for the U.S. national anthem in 1996, gives participants the opportunity to hear diverse Muslim perspectives within a U.S. context. Participants watch clips from By the Dawn’s Early Light, a documentary produced by Zareena Grewal. They learn that Abdul-Rauf received both derision and […]

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American Hate: Lessons from Survivors

This lesson raises awareness of hate crimes and their impact through survivor testimonials included in American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, edited by Arjun Singh Sethi (The New Press, 2018). Hate crimes and hate groups are increasing, including in schools. According to the FBI, there were 7,175 hate crimes in 2017, representing a 17 percent increase from 2016. While this statistic […]

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Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools Endorsers

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Black Lives Matter in Schools Resources

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D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

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Five Ways to Support Teaching for Change

I learned young people don’t have to wait until they’re older to stand up for their beliefs. —Eighth grade student, Washington, D.C. When students learn about history beyond the textbook heroes and holidays, they rethink the world around them and can see themselves as agents of change. Help Teaching for Change reach teachers with the […]

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Teaching about Puerto Rico

Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico introduces students to the history, geography, identity, government, economy, environment, and culture of Puerto Rico through essays, poetry, and fiction. The second edition of our book Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico has been out of print since 2006. In light of the current crisis on the island after Hurricane Maria and thanks to […]

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Equity in Parent Orgs

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Teach About Selma

Interactive lessons and recommended resources that invite students to think critically and creatively about today’s continued fight for social justice. Lessons The release of the film Selma in the 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped generate great interest in these pivotal stories from the Civil Rights […]

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