Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has assembled lesson plans for all ages, created by teachers for teachers, on a wide range of topics, including race and ethnicity, immigration and gender. It also provides materials on themes you may feature in your curricula, such as civil rights, ethnic identity, women’s history and many, many other topics.
Multicultural Books and Resources
Looking for books to captivate, engage and feature students of color, students of marginalized identities, students with disabilities and students with diverse families? Here are several links to get you going:
If you need help writing a grant to purchase any of these books, check out these NEA resources, including a grant writing webinar.
BiasBender is a compelling, accessible and fun weekly podcast appropriate for students in high school, middle school, and college. Twenty-three-year-old host Kayla Stokes explores the lives and stories of Black women she wishes she was able to study growing up in school and wants to know more about. Podcast subjects include the stories of Negro League professional baseball pitcher Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, scientist Alice Ball, cartoonist Jackie Ormes, educator Septima Clark, and more. Stokes chats with women, like actress Chanté Adams, who followed the path of those before them. What's unique about this podcast is the host is not afraid to model ways to engage in activism.
Color your World with Words
As a result of New Business Item 28 from the 2020 WEA Representative Assembly, WEA is publishing a list of books by authors of color for educators so they can provide students with books that reflect their backgrounds and cultures. Check out and download our book lists: Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
We are Teachers
A website by and for teachers, with information about restorative justice, social-emotional learning and special education.
Washington State Education Ombuds Office
“One Out of Five” was designed by the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds in partnership with local educators as a guide for schools to address Disability History Month in October. Disability History and Pride resources.
Deaf Awarness Month helps increase awareness about issues people and culture of the deaf community.