Anti-Racism Websites for Educators
Websites with Anti-racism and Social Justice Content
These resources are helpful to teachers who are concerned with issues of anti-oppressive education, and education for social change. If you follow the links below, many will connect you to useful downloads: toolkits, documentary films, picture resources and lesson plans that will help you to build anti-racism and social justice content into your classroom practice.
- Top pick: Oxfam Free Online Education Resources
- Top pick: Resources for Rethinking
- BCTF Teachers' Federation - Anti-racism Webpage
- The Centre for Race and Culture
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Teaching for Change
- Teach Peace Foundation
- First Nations Education Steering Committee
- National Association for Multicultural Education
Scroll down for descriptions of the aims and goals of the websites as indicated the sites themselves.
An outstanding, amazing, extensive wealth of resources, case studies and lesson plans on many different issues such as human rights, fair trade, global conflicts, child labour, equality, HIV & AIDS, food security, environmental issues and more. The database is searchable across categories of age, resource type, topic, curriculum area and country.
Resources for Rethinking (R4R) provides teachers access to materials that integrate ecological, social and economic spheres through active, relevant, interdisciplinary learning. We call this learning Education for Sustainable Development (ESD. ESD promotes respect for universal human rights, cultural diversity, greater care of life and the protection of Earth’s ecosystems, and a commitment to build a global culture of tolerance and peace.
The database is aligned with the curricular goals, province by province, as outlined in the Ministry of Education's IRPs! You can search the database across categories of jurisdiction, grade, subject, theme, organization and title.
BC Teachers' Federation - Anti-Racism Lessons, Posters, Resources, Workshops & More The BCTF Anti-racism action group works within the Committee for Action on Social Justice and provides professional support for teachers with the issues of racism. Our goal is not only to address but to eliminate all forms of racism from our schools and communities.
- An unfortunate name, I think, as people from all cultures deserve acceptance, understanding and appreciation, not merely tolerance. Nonetheless, this website does provide useful links, lesson plans, and more...
Tolerance.org offers a wealth of resources to the professional teacher concerned with addressing racism and prejudice in class. Explore the searchable database (using the link below), to find classroom activities and teaching kits, appropriate for every grade level and meeting requirements of the curriculum in several subject areas. Through this website, educators may also have online access to its archives of the magazine, Teaching Tolerance.
Follow the link above to find recommended reading and viewing lists for advocates of social justice issues, for teachers, for resources written by First Nations authors.
This toolkit is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all. The toolkit presents a specific point of view on addressing unequal opportunities by race and simple, results-oriented steps to help you achieve your goals.
Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world - or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to 'real world' issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
This site is a valuable resource for teachers committed to building social justice issues into the curriculum. It contains many links to other websites, which contain ideas for curriculum design, materials to download, lessons, etc. The most beneficial thing about this site is the LONG list of links it provides to other websites.
An extensive collection of documentaries that can be screened on line for FREE! Many good titles.
First Nations Education Steering Committee - Anti-Racism Toolkit, Activity Set, Educational Activities for Use in Workshops and Classrooms by Wong, E. D. (2002). From: Click here to follow link
This is a complete training package that includes facilitator’s manual and a toolkit of exercises and activities. The range of issues are from, self- awareness, diversity, anti-racism, power and privilege. This guide includes relevant case studies and both starting and closing activities.
First Nations Education Steering Committee - First Nations Educational Resources From: Click here to follow link
Did you know that FNESC/FNSA has over 30 publications on First Nations learning available to you? You can find many of them here available as a FREE download, or you can order them from us directly. See below for sample titles:
- Kavanagh, B. 2006 Teaching in a First Nations School: An Information Handbook for Teachers New to First Nations Schools
- This handbook was created by the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) to assist teachers who are considering or preparing to work in a First Nations school for the first time. It describes the many benefits as well as the unique challenges that teachers may experience while working in a First Nations school. The handbook also highlights tips that have helped other teachers make a successful transition into a First Nations school setting, as well as information to help teachers become familiar with issues related to First Nations education and First Nations schools specifically.
The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations. NAME is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and services. NAME is consciously and proactively inclusive of all areas of diversity including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, colour, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, disability, or immigration status.
Centre for Race and Culture - Cross Cultural Classroom Resources The Centre for Race and Culture (CRC) is delighted to announce the release of our entire set of Cultural Crossroads Catalogues: bilingual, culturally appropriate, and anti-racism resources for all grade levels of school and one for teacher resources.
In an effort to support the work of teachers implementing the new Social Studies curriculum, the Centre for Race and Culture (CRC) hired reviewers to locate and critically review printed resources for both students and teachers that would support curricular themes and learning outcomes.