Resources for Parents:
NNSTOY Social Justice Book List. A series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”), it marks the day when federal troops arrived in Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
History.com - What is Juneteenth?
Teaching Tolerance - Teaching Juneteenth
The Root - This Is Why Juneteenth is Important for America
17 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Kids
African American Museum in Philadelphia - Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Festival
National Archives - The Emancipation Proclamation
In response to current events:
- National Geographic: Talking to Kids About Race
- Parent Toolkit - How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
- Affirming Black Boys outside the Context of Police Brutality
- 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance
- Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events
- Discussing Hate and Violence with Children
- Explaining the News to Our Kids
- How to Talk To Children and Teens About Traumatic News Events
- Supporting Marginalized Students in the Context of the 2020 Election: Tips for Parents
- How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Resources for Teachers: In response to current events:
There are numerous online resources to help support classroom discussions about race: https://www.