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Monthly Resource Highlights | April & May
Events from the last year have been difficult to comprehend, and it's not getting easier. The Capitol insurrection, increased violence against Asian Americans, mass shootings, and the trial of Derek Chauvin....it's hard to understand any of these, let alone all of these. 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 yourself, your students, colleagues, family and friends around these challenging topics, as well as for self-care and healing as we navigate these difficult waters together.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
List of resources, programs and information that work toward interrupting the invisibility and stereotypes surrounding indigenouse people.
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.
Use these resources to help your students understand the importance of gratitude, while interrupting the harmful narratives and stereotypes that often surround this holiday.
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.
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 email@example.com