Having Conversations on Race and Social Justice with Children and Young Adults
Talking to youth about uncomfortable issues can be difficult. And yet, these conversations must happen in homes and schools to ensure a better tomorrow for those very same youth. Here are three quick resources to help:
- Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms from Common Sense Media
A vast collection of lesson plans, articles, videos, infographics, printables, games, and more for “social justice- and equity-focused educators”.
- Jessica Grose, “These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids,” The New York Times, June 2, 2020
Tips for talking to children about race, justice, and protests, as well as book recommendations for students ranging from pre-school to high school.
- CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families
Learn more about the 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” which will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET.
Racism: Deal with it before it gets under your skin by Anne Marie Aikins (Author) and Steven Murray (Illustrator) for readers, Grades 4-6