Start a Conversation:

classroom resources about race and racism


This blog is the beginning of a four-part series on classroom resources available to help educators start conversations on race and racism, the history of protest, teaching with current events, and bringing descendent community member voices into classrooms. For more information on the series, please see our blog from last week. There are a number of online resources from imperative organizations that can help guide a classroom conversation about race and racism. Many of these materials can also be applied to households, workplaces, and conversations with peers.

The first step with having a conversation in your classroom is understanding that many students, families, and educators have experienced or are experiencing trauma related to racism. The following is a list of resources about addressing trauma in the classroom:

Here are some lesson plans and guides about race and racism that can be used in your classrooms:

We hope that these resources from crucial organizations help you have conversations with your students, families, and communities. There are many more resources out there, and we encourage educators to continue to research and utilize resources created by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities and organizations.