Given last weekend's events in Charlottesville and the ensuing discussions, it's a topic that is likely to come up with children, whether you're a parent or teacher. Stand Indiana's Executive Director, Justin Ohlemiller, even explains why it's so important to have these conversations.
Here are some useful resources to help educators and parents talk with children and young people about the events in Charlottesville, racism, anti-semitism, and domestic terrorism:
- The Twitter hashtag #CharlottesvilleCurriculum, which was created for educators to share ideas and resources;
- A collection of lessons and resources collected by the American Federation of Teachers for teachers;
- Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program, which has extensive resources, lessons plans, and other materials for educators;
- A guide by Psychology Today for parents on talking to children about racism;
- A search of the collection of educator resources at Facing History & Ourselves;
- And this article in the L.A. Times about talking to kids about Charlottesville.
We welcome suggestions for other resources in the comments, or if you want to share the story of your own conversations, please feel free to do so. Thank you.