Often it’s tough to find the right way to discuss racism and civil unrest with students. We want to provide a list of resources that can foster honesty, bravery, and boldness in these discussions. We believe teachers should be anti-racist activists in their work.

The Learning Network via the NY Times has several critical resources involving the death of George Floyd and systemic racism:

  • Students learn of the murder of George Floyd and respond by taking action or artistic expression in this lesson
  • Teachers and students learn about first encounters with the concept of race and racism in this lesson appropriate for younger ages
  • Here’s an entire teaching unit on historical and current student activism and protest that can be used in response to this moment
  • Want to cover school segregation and inequality to frame this moment? This lesson addresses that.

This is a great list of resources for educators the National Association of Charter School Authorizers compiled:

PBS also has excellent resources around evaluating current events.

  • This lesson covers the protests that were sparked after the murder of George Floyd
  • This lesson follows the response from the National Guard and from President Trump and asks students to evaluate the response

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Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) is a community of more than 300 leaders of color working to elevate the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education and to leading more inclusive efforts to improve education. EdLoC aims to advance a third way that breaks through the polarizing divides that have consumed efforts to improve public education and to forge the alliances needed to realize and sustain EdLoC’s vision of providing low-income children of color expansive and substantive opportunities for the highest levels of academic and economic attainment.