Teaching about Race and Racism: Lesson Plans and Resources
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Race and Racism Lesson Plans & Resources
Say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery. Recent victims stolen from their family, friends and communities add to an already tragically long list of those killed for who they are. Racism is a recurring theme throughout American history, and police brutality, racially motivated violence, and white supremacy have been a focal point for inequality and injustice since before the American Revolution. As educators, healthcare workers, public employees, and more, community issues are our issues. Racial justice is a community issue, and therefore, AFT is using platforms to lift up stories and resources and to call out racist policing and the justice crisis gripping America.
The team at Share My Lesson has curated preK-12 race and racism lesson plans, activities and resources to help students and communities critically address these topics. In this collection, you’ll find dozens of rich resources such as:
- Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to Movement
- When Hate Is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators
- Racial Profiling and the Dangers of Stereotyping
Digging Deeper: Racism Lesson Plans and Historical Thinking
The 1619 Project is an ongoing project developed with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia. Learn more about the 1619 Curriculum here and find reading guides, activities, and other resources to engage your classroom.
Find more related resources in our Social Justice Issues Collection.