These additional resources provide a wide range of tips, tools, strategies and lessons for K-12 educators, administrators, students and family members to promote diversity and anti-bias behavior in learning environments and society.
Classroom Tips and Strategies
- 10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism: Provides strategies and ideas for youth activism.
- Anti-Bias Education: The Power of Social-Emotional Learning: The connection and intersections of anti-bias education and social-emotional learning.
- Can We Talk? Tips for Respectful Conversations in Schools, Workplaces and Communities: Tips for engaging in civil and respectful discussions in a variety of settings.
- Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment: Tips for the classroom educator to create an anti-bias learning environment.
- Establishing a Safe Learning Environment: Tips and strategies in helping students feel safe when discussing challenging or controversial topics.
- Guidelines for Achieving Bias-Free Communication: Eight tips for reviewing your language for bias and stereotypes.
- Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories About Bias and Injustice: Strategies and resources for talking with students about important stories in the news about bias and injustice.
- How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom? Tips and strategies for discussing race and racism in classrooms of all or predominately white students.
- Myths and Facts about Muslim People and Islam: Background information that dispels myths and stereotypes and provides teaching strategies and key words and definitions.
- Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism: Strategies and advice for talking with young people about race and racism.
- Students' Right to Protest the Pledge and National Anthem: Advice for Supporting Young People: Information about public school students' First Amendment rights and advice for students, parents/guardians and school administrators to support students who choose to not participate or peacefully protest.
- Talking to Young Children about Bias and Prejudice: Strategies to keep in mind when discussing bias and discrimination with young children.
- What We're Reading this Week: Recommended articles and blogs highlighting stories in anti-bias, social justice and general education.
- Why Simulation Activities Should Not Be Used: Provides background about simulations and role play activities, why they should not be used in the classroom and what activities can be used.
Definitions and Language
- Challenging Biased Language: Strategies and resources for everyone to help challenge bigoted and offensive remarks to ensure dignity and respect for all people.
- Communication Guidelines Related to Ability: Resource outlining suggestions for respectful language related to ability,
- Definitions Related to Name-Calling, Bullying and Bias: A glossary of terms about bias and bullying for elementary age students for use by elementary educators and family members.
- Glossary of Education Terms: A glossary of anti-bias education terms, especially useful for educators using Current Events Classroom and Curriculum Connections
- Suggested Language for People with Disabilities: Suggested respectful wording for language related to ability
- Toward Communication Free of Gender Bias: Nine guidelines for more inclusive and less gender-biased language.
- Discussing Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Identity and Issues: A guide that provides K-12 educators tips, strategies and resources for discussing transgender and gender non-conforming identity and issues in the classroom.
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate: A guide for educators and families that provide the tools they need to help young people confront hate effectively in the aftermath of hate violence or terrorism in their community.
- Love Has No Labels Campaign: PSA that encourages people to examine and challenge their own bias with accompanying Campus Guide, Family/Caregiver Guide and Educator's Guide.
Film Discussion/Activity Guides
- Aftermath Teaching Guide: This guide provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the Holocaust and Jedwabne, understand anti-Semitism and its current day manifestations around the world and watch, discuss and extend the learning of the Aftermath film.
- Anti-Semitism and The Merchant of Venice: A discussion guide for teachers to present The Merchant of Venice to their students, grades 9-12, as a guide to exploring the problematic issue of anti-Semitism as part of the broader discussion of the play.
- The People v. Leo Frank: A teacher's guide with instructional materials that help students grades 9-12 explore the intersection of various forms of oppression and the complexity of bias incidents at the center of the Leo Frank case
- Brown v. Board of Education: Provides relevant information, lessons and resources for the classroom.
- Civil Rights Movement: Includes background information, curriculum resources and gallery of historical photos about the Civil Rights Movement.
- Education Opportunity Gap Infographic (PDF): Infographic that illustrates the racial gap in school and academic opportunities.
- From "Little Rock Nine" to Today: Background information and resources on nine African-American students known as the "Little Rock Nine" who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- School-to-Prison Pipeline Infographic (PDF): Infographic that illustrates the racial disproportionality in school discipline policies and procedures.
Holidays, Events and Special Months
- 7 Ideas for Teaching Women's History Month: Provides strategies and ideas for teaching about Women's History Month.
- 8 Ideas for Teaching National Hispanic Heritage Month: Provides strategies and ideas for teaching about National Hispanic Heritage Month.
- 9 Ways to Teach about the Election: A Social Justice Approach: Provides strategies for teaching about elections to help students analyze issues through a social justice lens.
- 10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month: This resource offers strategies, ideas and resources for teaching about Black History Month.
- Calendar of Observances: Listing of holidays and observances to enhance understanding of various religious, ethnic and cultural groups.
- Considerations for Inclusive Holidays and Observances: Important tips and considerations when planning holiday observances in the classroom or school to ensure that holidays and observances are inclusive and respectful.
- Dos and Don'ts with Special Diversity Events: A list of dos and don'ts to help create meaningful, inclusive diversity events.
- Guidelines for Ensuring Respectful and Inclusive Halloween Observances: Important tips and considerations when planning respectful Halloween observances in the school environment.
- Winter Holidays: December Dilemma or Teaching Opportunity?: Best practices for creating an inclusive classroom during the holidays and suggestions for teaching about the diverse religious traditions and cultures of our country.