In one of my earlier weekly anti-racist posts I mentioned that BrainPop has an excellent video, “Black Lives Matter.” They have just updated their resources for anti-racism education, and now have a series of free videos for Kindergarten and up. For the younger students, you can begin with watching animated videos of Black activists like Harriet Tubman and Ruby Bridges. Around 4th grade, you can transition to stories about institutionalized racism, like Reconstruction, and use included discussion prompts. With 18 free animations, this can help you to guide students in understanding what is going on right now – and how we got here.
Here are links to my previous anti-racist posts:
- Dear Mr. Shakespeare
- Why We Must Not Cancel the Holocaust
- Lessons Learned
- Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide
- Systemic Racism Explained
- Stamped Digital Readers Notebook
- Brainpop: Black Lives Matter Protests
- 21-Day Challenge
- When Your “President” Says “Kung Flu”
- Texts for Talking About Race
- I Don’t See Color
Also, for more amazing anti-racism resources, check out the Live Binder curated by Joy Kirr.