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48 Books by Indigenous Writers to Read and Understand Residential Schools

This is a curated list of books for all age groups focused on helping Canadians learn about the history of Residential schools. It is curated by author, David Robertson and is a response to thinking critically about brining reconciliation to action.

48 Books by Indigenous Writers to Read and Understand Residential Schools

CBC Kids News: How to be an ally to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

A very powerful video that teaches viewers about how to become allies with Indigenous communities across Canada. It is filled with many practical and tangible tips geared towards young people recognizing their role in reconciliation.

CBC Kids News: How to be an ally to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Free Apple Podcast: Be Anti-Racist with Ibram Kendi

This is a great podcast for educators to think critically about what anti-racism means and looks like in different spaces. Dr.Kendi takes listeners through what society may look like if the foundation was anti-racism through critical reflections and practical insights.

Free Apple Podcast: Be Anti-Racist with Ibram Kendi

Freedom Reads: Introduction to the Series

Freedom Reads are a series of videos that introduce educators/anyone working with young children to various different children’s literature. These recommendations of children’s literature are through an anti-bias lens can be used to have meaningful and critical conscious conversations with students.

Freedom Reads: Introduction to the Series

ADL Fighting hate for Good

This website has a lot of comprehensive professional development articles for educators, lesson plan ideas, blog posts and other resources. All focused on teaching and learning from an anti-racism stance.

ADL Fighting hate for Good

Asian American K-12 Resources Padlet

This Padlet is filled with many resources focused on teaching students about anti-Asian hate. The information is very comprehensive and organized for students in K-Grade 12. A very important resource to combat anti-Asian racism and help students learn the importance of creating inclusive spaces for people of all identities.

Asian American K-12 Resources Padlet

Unlearn

Unlearn is an organization working to bring equity theory to practice in tangible and practical ways in the classroom and school setting. On their website they have lots of posters and teaching tools. On their twitter platform they share a lot of free images that help educators engage in professional development as well as then bring the learning to their students. The organization shares words like microaggressions, gaslight and other important terminology in very reader and student friendly way.

Unlearn

Edutopia: A Culture of Kindness in Early Childhood Classrooms

A great website with lots of important, reflective and interactive articles. This article is very important because it provides educators with practical and tangible tips to build a culture of kindness in their classrooms for the youngest learners.

Edutopia: A Culture of Kindness in Early Childhood Classrooms

Teaching Beyond the Surface

A great and comprehensive website with blog posts, lesson plans, podcasts and other resources for many different subjects with an equity stance that push students to engage in deep thinking.

Teaching Beyond the Surface

Educate 2 Empower Publishing

There are a lot of free resources on this website focused on teaching students about body safety, consent and gender equality. There are lots of practical and accessible posters and activities that are in student friendly language. The free resources make this tough topic accessible for students.

Educate 2 Empower Publishing