Recent events in Kentucky and across the United States have shed light on the need to rethink how we’re teaching students – and ourselves – to fight racism. KET Education has curated this list of free resources with other trusted public media partners to use as tools to support learning. As with all educational materials, please preview these resources prior to utilizing with students to check for appropriateness.
Resources for Middle and High School Students
- The Confronting Anti-Black Racism collection highlights materials to help students understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities. Resources include news coverage of recent protests, videos on the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police brutality within the past decade, iconic PBS documentaries on the histories of race and racism in America, and activities addressing civic engagement and elevating students’ voices.
- Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom provides tools to incorporate ethics education in the classroom, promote understanding of differing viewpoints, and foster civil dialogue about bias. The collection is divided into three subcategories; Understanding Bias, Experiencing Bias, and Addressing Bias. Resources you’ll find in this collection include:
The following collections can also be used to support your lessons and discussions. They focus on civil rights and Black history:
- Reconstruction: America After the Civil War with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
- Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement – Virtual Field Trips
Resources for Working with Younger Children
- Alike and Different | Daniel Tiger: Life’s Little Lessons
- Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism Webinar
- Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
- How Black Art Can Spark Conversations with Children
- Diversity Through Play
- How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity
- Children’s Books to Celebrate Black Culture
- 13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity
- Sesame in Communities on Community Violence
- The Talk