Resource Lists by Topic


Monthly Resource Highlights | November

Indigenous Peoples Day Resources
Native American Heritage Month
Rethinking Thanksgiving resources

Resource Lists

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. These resources highlight and support Asian American and Pacific Islander students, families and communities. Included are Virtual Events/Webinars, Background Information, Distance Learning Lessons and Resources, Read Alouds, and Responses to Covid-19 Related Racism and Xenophobia.

    Black History Month Resources

    "When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis." (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) Even though the month of February is nationally recognized as “Black History Month,” we realize that the contributions made by Black people are too numerous for their importance to be confined to one month. Black History is History. These resources will help you teach Black History in February and throughout the rest of the year.

    Book Lists: Diverse Representation in Children's Literature

    List of websites, blogs and organizations that will help you identify and evaluate diverse representation in children's literature. Also included are some read aloud collections.

    Chauvin Trial Resources

    Resources, including updates, information, and aid surrounding the Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd.

    Digital Resources from Local and Far Away Favorites

    Free digital resources available from museums and other organizations. Watch Omni Films from the Minnesota Science Museum and the Cheetah Cub Cam at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Students and families can access all these at home.

    Election 2020: Teaching Resources

    Help your K-12 students learn about voting and civic engagement using resources from Black Lives Matter, Zinn Education Project, Teaching Tolerance, SPPS Integrated Units and more.

    Indigenous Peoples Day Resources

    In 2015, the city of Saint Paul joined eight other US cities in officially changing the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Indiginous Peoples Day. Now there are over 100 US cities that have made that change as well. This list includes information and resources to teach your students more about the important contributions and history of people indigenous to this land.

    Juneteenth Resources

    A list of resources for you and your students to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth.

    LGBTQ+ History Month

    A list of resources for you and your students to learn about and celebrate LGBTQ+ history month.

    Native American Heritage Month

    Resources and events to honor and celebrate Native American Heritage Month. 

    National Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15-October 15 is National Hispainc Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Click here to access their website, which includes extensive teacher resources.

    On-line Read Alouds and Resources: Diverse Representation in Children's Literature

    These books are linked to on-line read alouds and represent various races, cultures and topics. Many have educator resources that can be adapted for different grade levels. Some are directly aligned with elementary social studies standards.

    Pride Month Resources

    A list of resources for you and your students to learn about and celebrate Pride Month.

    Ramadan Resources

    Resources to support students and families during the holy month of Ramadan.

    Rethinking Thanksgiving: Digital Teaching Resources

    Use these resources to help your students understand the importance of gratitude, while interrupting the harmful narratives and stereotypes that often surround this holiday. 

    Self Care & Healing Resources

    A resource list created during the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Resources for individual and collective self care and healing.

    Supporting Students During Challenging Times: Resources

    Events from the last year have been difficult to comprehend. Our lived experiences shape how we view and process this information, and that's true for our students as well. These resources, provided by both SPPS and other organizations, provide some ideas and starting points for engaging with students around these challenging topics. 

    Women's History Month Resources

    In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Women’s history and achievements are highlighted in March but need to be taught throughout the year! These resources include some designed for your own learning, and others designed to use with your students. This is a living document. If you have anything to suggest, or any feedback on the resources listed here, please email us at cec@spps.org