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disability rights timeline

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Disability Rights Timeline

Learn more about the history of and milestones in the disability rights movement around the world.

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disability history

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Disability History: The Disability Rights Movement

Read about key figures, organizations, and laws that have shaped the history of the disability rights movement in the U.S.

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introduction to deaf culture

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An Introduction to Deaf Culture in the U.S.

Learn about the art, language, and social experiences of deaf culture.

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the move to include

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grades 3–8

The Move to Include

Find out how the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased inclusion and accessibility in the U.S.

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AAPI Books

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Preschool–grade 12

Reflecting and Expanding Diverse Perspectives

Discover 125+ recommended books with Asian, Asian American, Desi, and Pacific Islander characters. There are as many genres as the countries where the stories are set. So dig in!

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5 ways to help kids deal with disturbing news

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Preschool–grade 12

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help.

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native knowledge

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Native Knowledge 360°

These lessons provide classrooms with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures, challenging assumptions and celebrating the vibrancy of Native peoples and cultures today.

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understanding lgbtq

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grades 8–12

Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators

Find resources designed to integrate LGBTQ+ history and narratives into U.S. history and English classrooms.

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breaking down asian pacific american bias

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Breaking Down Asian Pacific American Bias

Explore the complexity surrounding the term "Asian Pacific American" with this video series that covers topics that span multiple timelines, geographies, and identities.

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becoming an activist

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grades 6–12

Becoming an Activist: A Conversation with Dolores Huerta

Discover resources about Dolores Huerta, a civil rights icon and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association. Plus, check out an on-demand webinar about her life's work and current activism.

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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remembering mlk

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Resources for families and educators from the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.

Have responsible and respectful discussions about sensitive, challenging, but important topics.

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5 ways to help kids deal with disturbing news

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects

In a world where even little kids learn about horrific subjects, it's important for parents to put things in perspective, field questions, and search for answers together

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raising kids who embrace race

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Raising Kids Who Embrace Race

Get advice on how to have conversations with kids about race and racism, and raise kids to be advocates for social justice.

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Establishing Opening and Closing routines

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grades 6–12

Opening and Closing Routines for Classrooms

Weave these teaching practices into your lessons to help build a safe, respectful, and pro-social classroom community.

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talking to kids about racism and violence in the media

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grades K–12

How to Talk with Kids About Racism and Racial Violence

Use these six practical suggestions for having thoughtful discussions with kids about race, racism, violence, and other tough topics.

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News

Lean on the expert advice in this webinar when you need to help kids process traumatic news or events.

Video

grades K–12

Parenting in Support of Black Lives Webinar

Watch this powerful, sobering, and inspiring discussion about how parents can work toward racial justice.

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people of various ethnic background

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Preschool–grade 12

Talking About Race

Get a toolkit to help you reflect on race, power, and privilege, and have constructive, equity-oriented conversations with students.

Listen to and learn from cultures and communities that are different from yours.

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introduction to deaf culture

Article/Ebook

An Introduction to Deaf Culture in the U.S.

Learn about the art, language, and social experiences of deaf culture.

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AAPI Books

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Reflecting and Expanding Diverse Perspectives

Discover 125+ recommended books with Asian, Asian American, Desi, and Pacific Islander characters. There are as many genres as the countries where the stories are set. So dig in!

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understanding lgbtq

Lesson

grades 8–12

Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators

Find resources designed to integrate LGBTQ+ history and narratives into U.S. history and English classrooms.

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

Website/App

grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

Video

Mirrors and Windows: Why Kids Need to See Themselves Reflected in the Media They Watch

Common Sense and the Children’s Media Association discuss the importance of inclusive representation in media.

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social justice books

Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Social Justice Book Lists

Browse this expansive and ever-growing list of diverse, justice-oriented books that will challenge biases and inspire change in your home or classroom.

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people recording with a phone

Website/App

grades 10–12

Real Talk

Read, watch, and listen to the thought-provoking stories and authentic perspectives of a diverse group of young people -- something all too rare at most traditional news outlets.

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people telling stories

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grades 6–12

Shared Stories

Listen to these short, compelling stories told by people from different backgrounds and see how they are all still grounded in shared humanity.

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code switch episodes

Audio

grades 3–8

Code Switch Episodes for Kids

Check out these episodes of NPR's Code Switch podcast. Each show will help you consider important social justice issues and think critically about current events.

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we read too

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Discover Diverse Books

Caregivers can use this app to more easily find books written by and featuring people of color.

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Audio

grades K–2

Podcasts of Stories from Around the World

Listen to a podcast featuring stories from all over the world while playing with building blocks or coloring.

Understand the biases and prejudices that shape how people relate to each other.

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docs about race bias

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Short Docs About Race, Bias, and Identity

Watch and discuss these 26 short testimonials and interviews about systemic racism, identity, bias, and more.

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How Racial Bias Works

Learn about the research behind racial bias, how it works, and ways to recognize it and think differently.

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reducing racial bias

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Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children

Learn about research-supported strategies for parenting and living that reduce bias, combat prejudice, and support a more humane and empathic world.

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Illustration of boy and girl on stack of books

Website/App

Learning for Justice

Promote diversity, equity, and respect with powerful lessons and activities that encourage students to reflect on their lives.

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Teacher in front of design thinking illustration

Website/App

grades 6–12

Facing History and Ourselves

Empower students to understand and address difficult ethical choices—past and present—with resources for teaching about and combating hatred and bigotry.

Think critically about systems of oppression and fight for a more equitable world.

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disability rights timeline

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Disability Rights Timeline

Learn more about the history of and milestones in the disability rights movement around the world.

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disability history

Article/Ebook

Disability History: The Disability Rights Movement

Read about key figures, organizations, and laws that have shaped the history of the disability rights movement in the U.S.

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the move to include

Video

grades 3–8

The Move to Include

Find out how the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased inclusion and accessibility in the U.S.

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native knowledge

Website/App

Native Knowledge 360°

These lessons provide classrooms with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures, challenging assumptions and celebrating the vibrancy of Native peoples and cultures today.

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breaking down asian pacific american bias

Website/App

Breaking Down Asian Pacific American Bias

Explore the complexity surrounding the term "Asian Pacific American" with this video series that covers topics that span multiple timelines, geographies, and identities.

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becoming an activist

Video

grades 6–12

Becoming an Activist: A Conversation with Dolores Huerta

Discover resources about Dolores Huerta, a civil rights icon and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association. Plus, check out an on-demand webinar about her life's work and current activism.

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remembering mlk

Video

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Resources for families and educators from the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.

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u.s. capitol

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Talking to Kids About the Violence at the U.S. Capitol

Use these age-based tips and questions to have conversations as a family about disturbing events.

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Screenshot from its documentary

Video

grades 9–12

I Am Not Your Negro

Watch this powerful documentary based on James Baldwin's ideas about three influential Black figures. Free on Kanopy.

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importance of the census

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grades K–12

Share the Importance of the Census

Use these statistics-based resources from the United States Census Bureau to help students understand the importance of using the census to allocate federal funds equitably.

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youth activism

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grades 6–12

Youth Activism

Use these ideas to connect young people to opportunities for advocacy, organizing, protest, and mutual aid.

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civics lessons

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grades 6–12

Civics Lessons and Resources

Pull from this extensive collection of civics and social justice resources for inspiring lessons that place modern struggles in historical context.