Yes, here we are again. That month where in many places, (not yours or mine, of course), the MLK quotes abound and there is a brief glimpse of famous Black Americans here and there and then on March 1st, back to business as usual. Why must we hold all of this for one month? And why aren’t we digging deeply into the rich contributions of Black Americans all the time? Well, I’m not here to get into a deep sociological or political conversation, but rather…how about I share some of the guideposts I’ve seen lately that can help support positive and authentic learning not only in February but all the time? Here you go…
Articles–Some with Lesson Suggestions
Teaching Tolerance: How are You Teaching about Black History?
A few books, I’ve mentioned before:
Austin Channing Brown: I’m Still Here-Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Ibram X Kendi: How to Be An Anti-Racist
Code Switch Podcast: A Code Switch Podcast Playlist for Black History Month
Social Justice Standards: Anti-Bias Framework (produced by Teaching Tolerance)