Resources for Talking to Kids About Race and Racism As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought I would share some resources for talking to kids about racism, in terms of both the historical context of our country and the present-day issues of prejudice.
I am a firm believer that we should be talking to our kids about racial differences from a very young age. At a certain age, all kids are prone to leaving others out based on external factors. Teaching about Race and Rights. Last month, 10th grade English teacher Arianna Talebian came up with the names of more than 80 people who died at the hands of police over the past 20 years.
She wrote the facts of their cases on index cards, which she and her co-teacher passed around to their students at Williamsburg Prep. The students’ discussion became so impassioned, she said the cards disappeared. “They had memorized, they knew the name, they knew the age, what state it was in and what happened in the aftermath that came from it,” she recalled. “They were angry, they were frustrated, they were asking where was the protest for this person? Where was the protest for that person?” Talebian reproduced that lesson with a room full of teachers and educators on Saturday, at a conference called “Race, Rights, and Responsibility” held at New York University. “We believe there’s a crisis in this country around policing and race,” said Kirkland.
There are other challenges. “I had a kid say, ‘man, history repeats itself.’ Discussing Racial Violence in the U.S.: Resources for discussing current events. #Charleston, #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter.
Racial violence and police violence against African-Americans has gained national visibility recently as people strive to make sense of and consider how to address the these events. The resources on this page aim to support university educators in engaging students in meaningful discussions about racial violence with a focus on current events. Are there resources or practices that you’ve found helpful when discussing these topics with your students?
If so, please share them with us at email@example.com. Tools for Teaching Diversity. 10 Great Resources for Teaching About Racism. It’s been 59 years since Brown vs.
Board of Education overturned the “separate but equal” doctrine in schools, but that doesn’t mean discrimination has disappeared from the classroom. Teaching children about race can be a tricky topic, but luckily, there are many great resources and books out there. Our new picture book, As Fast As Words Could Fly, takes a unique look at school desegregation, following an African American family in North Carolina in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Based on the experiences of author Pamela Tuck’s father, it’s proof that just one young person could – and still can – make a big difference. Resources for Addressing Ferguson in the Classroom - Teaching Now. Race Matters in the Classroom. This blog started in response to the need for a forum on race and teaching theology and religion in the wake of the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests and police response in Ferguson, Missouri.
However, we have purposively framed the blog more broadly than this single incident. Teaching for racial and social justice, dismantling the structures of white privilege in academia, and diversifying the faculty, the students, and the canon, are abiding concerns of the Wabash Center and many of our colleagues in the WabashNation. We invite authors to send us 500 to 750 word essays on this topic for possible posting in this space. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org We will post blog texts here as we receive and edit them for posting.
Race Matters Teaching Tactics Published by ARTS OnlineNine contributors to the Wabash Center's “Race Matters” blog contribute short teaching tactics they have used to help students engage difference in meaningful ways. Diversity Toolkit: Race and Ethnicity. RACE - The Power of an Illusion . For Teachers. Art History Teaching Resources. Images: Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson, 1893William H.
West’s Minstrel Show, 1900, LithographLois Maillou Jones, The Ascent of Ethiopia, 1932Romare Bearden, Jammin’ at the Savoy, n.d.Faith Ringgold, Who’s Afraid of Aunt Jemima, 1983Bruce Davidson, Time of Change (the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. TAs Like Me: Racial Interactions between Graduate Teaching Assistants and Undergraduates.
NBER Working Paper No. 21568Issued in September 2015NBER Program(s): ED LS PE Over the past 40 years, higher education institutions in the U.S. have experienced a dramatic shift in the racial composition of students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Using administrative data from a large, diverse university in California, we identify the extent to which the academic outcomes of undergraduates are affected by the race/ethnicity of their graduate student teaching assistants (TAs). To overcome selection issues in course taking, we exploit the timing of TA assignments, which occur after students enroll in a course, and we estimate models with both class and student fixed effects. Results show a positive and significant increase in course grades when students are assigned TAs of a similar race/ethnicity.
The Pedagogy of Teaching Race. Adult Learningalx.sagepub.com Adult Learning May 9, 2014 1045159514534392 The first page of the PDF of this article appears below.
Click image below to view at full size. Teaching Race Across the Curriculum to the Millennial Generation by Leonard M. Baynes. St.
John's University - School of LawMay 16, 2012 St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-0011. The Use of Social Media in Teaching Race. Abstract This article explores ways in which race pedagogy interrogates social media as a significant influence on racism and source for race understandings.
Social media serves as a context in which to learn about, challenge, and address issues of race. We discuss how social media may be used to promote racial literacy and question and resist racism, using a YouTube post example, comment stream, and video responses. Our focus includes a discussion of intersectionality and highlights ways in which resisting racism may still involve sexism or other oppression. Article Notes. How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School by Liz Pleasant. With the first day of school just around the corner, teachers across the country are wondering how to incorporate discussions of the violent clashes between the Ferguson, Mo., police department and protesters in the weeks after the killing of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.
How can teachers lead classroom discussions on such difficult and emotional topics as racism and police militarization? How do these types of conversations change based on students’ age or socio-economic background? A growing number of teachers have connected on Twitter using #FergusonSyllabus, to share suggested readings, discussion topics, and classroom activities for students of any age. Marcia Chatelain, a historian of African-American life and culture and assistant professor in the department of history at Georgetown University, started the hashtag to encourage teacher-facilitated discussions on the events in Ferguson. YES! Liz Pleasant: How did you come to launch the #FergusonSyllabus? Chatelain: Yes. How to Teach Kids about Race . Expert Q&A . PBS Parents. Home » Archives » by Madeleine Rogin Sorry, Madeleine Rogin is no longer taking questions.
For years I attempted to teach about Martin Luther King Jr. to my five- and six-year-old Kindergarten students without talking about racism. There were many reasons for this. Teaching tolerance: How white parents should talk to their kids about race. Photo by Purestock/Thinkstock Last summer, my family moved from Brooklyn to a small town in the Hudson Valley. We love our new life, but one thing about the community is not so great: It’s predominantly white. What will it mean in the long run if my white children don’t see and befriend people who come from different racial backgrounds? Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations. Teaching about Race and Ethnicity. Talking About Race and Racism in the Classroom.
Download the pdf version. Teaching Teachers to Reflect on Race. By Tyrone Howard. Racial Competency in the Classroom: Can White Teachers Be Taught How to Teach Our Children? A North Carolina teacher tells students that killing all black people is on her bucket list if she only has 10 days to live. Teaching Young Children about Race. A Guide for Parents and Teachers. Framingham, MA Guide to Teaching Race Unit. Teaching about Race. Teaching Race in Schools in the 21st Century. <-- Return to Classroom Index. Teaching about Race: 101. Talking About Race and Racism. Essential Question. Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom : NPR Ed. Resources - For Teachers.