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Anti-Racism Resources for Families

"As long as oppression is present, students need spaces to name, interrogate, resist, agitate and work toward social change."

- Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Lesson Checklist

Diverse Lessons

  • Identity: how does the student's identity connect to the lesson? How can students explore their identities through the content?
  • Skills: what content skills will be practiced in the lesson?
  • Intellect: what new knowledge will students leave with?
  • Criticality: how can we help students examine and understand the content from marginalized perspectives? Criticality is the capacity and ability to read, write, think, and speak in ways to understand power and equity in order to understand and promote anti-oppression.
  • Joy: how can we celebrate or find joy to share about marginalized groups? 
  • Home and Family Connection: how can students connect the lesson to their homes and families?

Guiding Questions as you plan:

  • What issue is most urgent for students’ learning? How does this issue connect to the world? How can I connect content-learning skills to this issue?

  • What multimodal text can layer in my lesson or unit plan to teach this topic/issue? Teachers think about print and nonprint texts.

  • What creative and engaging exercises will I engage students in to teach this topic/issue?

  • How can I assess each of the four learning standards?

Online Resources


Diverse Books for Students