Addressing Race and Inequality: Resources for Families, Educators and Students

Curated resources about diversity, anti-racism and protests in response to current events from public media stations and others.

Museums and Organizations

Talking About Race from Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Portal Helps People Explore Issues Of Race, Racism And Racial Identity
Anti-Defamation League
Engage in conversations with young people using lesson plans, family discussion guides, children's literature and more.
Civil Rights History Project
Interviews in this project cover a wide range of topics within the freedom struggle, such as the influence of the labor movement, nonviolence and self-defense, religious faith, music, and the experiences of young activists.
NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom
This exhibition presents a retrospective of the major personalities, events, and achievements that shaped the NAACP’s history during its first 100 years.
Anti-Racism Resources for Parents & Families
Talking about racism and bias can be challenging. The resources below help families take action.
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.
TeachRock is a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. Lesson plan paths offer a collection of lessons based on relevant current event topics.

Public Media

PBS Utah Series Let's Talk: How to talk to Kids About Race
Let's Talk, a PBS Utah online series about talking to kids about race, racism, and cultural differences.
PBS Utah Book List, Tips & Tools
Book lists for parents to help the discussion.
PBS Racism in America Films and Resources
Explore films and new specials focused on race.
WNET Education: Anti-Racist Resources: For Families, Educators, and Students
A growing list of resources from PBS and trusted partners, to use as tools to support anti-racist learning and growth.
KQED Education: Understand, Learn and Act: Teaching In the Midst of Mass Protests for Black Lives
Free resources for educators seeking to understand the Black Lives Matter protests in the context of systemic racism and to help provide a path to learning and teaching.
WGBH: Curated PBS Resources
The following resources were gathered by WGBH Director of History and Social Studies Curriculum
WXXI Education: PBS LearningMedia Resources: Race, Racism, Protests, Civil Rights, Current Events and more
WXXI Education staff collected resources from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing: race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events, and more. These resources are free and open for all to use.


Say Their Name
Chicago Public schools has released a very powerful  resource to support all stakeholders in discussing  race and civil disobedience with students.
Curriculum Resources on Bias, Race and Injustice
Relevant lesson plans, related curricula and additional anti-bias resources and strategies to help you discuss this topic with young people in school and at home.
Statement on Anti-Racism to Support Teaching and Learning
Originally developed by the National Council of Teachers of English Committee on Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English, February 2007, revised July 2018.
Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English
The charge for the Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English is to investigate and make recommendations to counteract racism and racial bias in teaching materials, methods, and programs for language arts,  English, and humanities.
What Anti-Racist ELA Teachers Do
A PDF document filled with actionable steps and opportunities for self-reflection and discussions in your departments and schools.
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
Tools for helping students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism. 
What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently
They view the success of black students as central to the success of their own teaching.
Antiracism in Social-Emotional Learning: Why It’s Not Enough to Talk the Talk
Every day, new stories of discrimination and violence emerge that prompt new conversations.
An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List
Though this is by no means a complete list, PW has compiled the following selection of recommended fiction and nonfiction about race and activism from creators of color, as well as suggested fiction that celebrates the diversity of the Black experience by #OwnVoices authors and illustrators.
We Need Diverse Books
WNDB strives to create a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. To reach this goal, we've created programs to celebrate diverse books, to mentor diverse writers and illustrators, to support diverse publishing professionals, and to provide books to classrooms nationwide.
Building Racial Justice and Equity
ASCD has provided free access to resources to dismantle racism at every level: individual, institutional, and systemic.