Black Lives Matter Week Resources
The National BLM Week Story
Resources from the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our Schools.
Ethnic Studies – Educator Created Curriculum
Lessons (more to come; check back often)
Black Lives Matter In The Classroom
Race and Equity
- Bringing Black Lives Matter into the Classroom
- Classroom library assessment: How Culturally Responsive is your library?
- Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework
- Can Equity Be Taught
- What Learning about Slavery Can Teach Us About Ourselves
- Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea Studies have found
- 5 things well meaning white educators should consider if they really want to close the achievement gap
- There is no apolitical classroom: Resources for teaching in these times
- Back to School: A survival guide for teachers of color
- Black Books Matter
- Books about African Americans
- Black Boy Joy: 29 picture books Featuring Black Male Protagonists
- Books that Explore the Refugee Experience
- 10 Beautiful Indigenous Childrens Books to add to your library
- 37 Childrens books to help talk about racism and discrimination
- 17 New Authors of Color Writing much needed stories for kids
- Our Favorite South Asian Books in 2017
- Captivating Kids Stories to Recognize Privilege
- 15 Beautiful Books That Introduce Mexican Culture and History of Kids
- Why Teaching Black Lives Matter Matters Part 1
- Black Lives Matter At School: Chicago Teachers Union
- Tools and Resources to Support Social Justice and Antibias Lessons
- Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management
- Here's a brilliant way to talk to kids about race and privilege
- Reading Racism in Dr. Seuss
- The Online Reference Guide to African American History
- A People’s History of Muslims in the United States
Dear SEA members,
Last year, Seattle Public School educators throughout the district worked together with colleagues, parents and families, community members, and students to make a statement that Black Lives Matter by wearing a BLM t-shirt and teaching lessons and holding events that recognized and honored Black Lives. Many other cities across the United States later joined in solidarity with Seattle.
This year, educators from those cities and many more have come together to organize a Nationwide Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. According to TeachingforChange.org, "the goal of Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation in school communities for people of all ages to engage with critical issues of racial justice."
There are three themes that will be covered throughout the week:
There are multiple ways to participate and join the educators nationwide in solidarity.
The SEA Center for Race and Equity (CRE) is offering a tee shirt which has the national Black Lives Matter at School logo on the front, and the SEA Center for Race and Equity logo on the back. The tee shirt is $15 (payable through PayPal) and is available in Small though 3X until supplies run out. Tee shirts are free for supporting members of the CRE. Click this link to view and place an order.
The Social Equality Educators group has also created a tee shirt with the national Black Lives Matter at School logo on the front. It also has #SayHerName on the front, while the back lists several demands developed around the week. The tee shirt is also $15 and is available in Small through XL. Click this link to view place and order.
Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to supporting our students.
SEA Center for Race and Equity