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Social Justice Standards
Social Justice Standards and Learning Plan Builder from Learning for Justice
Native Ways of Knowing Booklist - Adding these books to your classroom will help teach young readers empathy, courage, resilience, sovereignty, and Native Ways of Knowing. These suggested Indigenous authors and illustrators utilize Indigenous storytelling and convey the breadth of Native cultures and sovereignty.
Educator Resources from the Santa Cruz Museum
Book Recommendations from the Santa Cruz Museum
First Peoples of Santa Cruz Lessons from the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for grades K-2 and 3-5
Virtual Exhibit: The First Peoples of California From the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Introduction to History of Native Peoples at Pinnacles National Park Short Article, and inspiration for a field trip to local National Park
Project Juristac Resources and activities for students regarding Juristac, Amah Mutsun history, and related subjects.
Amplifying Indigenous Experiences: PBS All-Stars Lessons: Explore and engage in lessons regarding Indigenous people and culture.
Unlearning 'Indian' Stereotypes (DVD, $14.95) Teaches about racial stereotypes and provides an introduction to Native American History through the eyes of children
Zinn Education Project, Native American History teaching activities
California Indigenous Studies Curriculum Curriculum created by In'yoni-Gabrielle Felix, she is an indigenous Californian from the Acjachmen tribe in southern California. This curriculum is centered on teaching the history and culture of California's indigenous people both past and present. While the curriculum has more of a focus on Southern California, the core lessons can be applied to our local area too.
Facing History Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.
Let’s Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students A webinar and teaching guide from Learning for Justice.
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking About Race and Privilege: Lesson Plan for Middle and High School Students
Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources (with search filters)
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond
Tenets of Culturally Relevant Pedagogies and Similar Frameworks
New York State Education Department: Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
This site is the result of a Student Capstone Project designed to address the representation and equity issues within the publishing industry. It contains a database of over 100 children's books with inclusive topics, representational characters, and largely #OwnVoices authors. The books are sorted alphabetically by Lexile Level and Amazon's Grade Recommendations.
See the creator of the website, student Sophia Wright, '21, Pacific Collegiate School, describe her inspiration and process for this project in this video introduction.