A small but mighty collection of resources to teach year round.

Black Lives Matter

videos for students

teen explains institutional-ized racism

how 2 talk to kids about race

9 short films to watch with kids

short movie

Directed: Matthew A. Cherry (Executive Producer, “BlacKkKlansman”) Everett Downing Jr., Bruce W. Smith

systemic racism explained

anti racism videos


The Roots meet school house rock on Blackish

activity books & read alouds

Read Alouds

Activity Book

lesson plans


coloring book in spanish

coloring book

taking action

week of action

kqed youth media challenge

article on ways to get involved and self care

lesson tool kits

materials from "teaching for black lives'

Tool kit and lessons

tulsa massacre & video

another lesson plan here

discussing race & racism with students

Black Panthers

grades 9-12

support-ed antiracist resources

uesf resources

article: why BLM in classrooms

book by Cornelius Minor

Start a teacher book club!

article: language to use when teaching about slavery

Language to Consider Adopting/Preferred Terms:Enslaved (Africans, people, mothers, workers, artisans, children, etc).Using enslaved (as an adjective) rather than “slave” (as a noun) disaggregates the condition of being enslaved with the status of “being” a slave. People weren’t slaves; they were enslaved.Captive (Africans, fathers, families, workers, infants, etc). Note that this term nuances depending on geography vis-a-vis the slave trade, as Ana Lucia Araujo notes.Enslaver (rather than many of the terms below). “Master” transmits the aspirations and values of the enslaving class without naming the practices they engaged.
Language to Consider Avoiding:Slave master (see above)Slave mistress and enslaved mistress (to name sexual violence/relations/conditions)Slave breeding/breeders (for forced reproduction)Slave concubine and enslaved concubineSlaveholderSlave ownerAlternatives: those who claimed people as property, those who held people in slavery, etc.Planter (when referring to enslavers)
Avoid using “runaway slave.” Alternatives: “fugitives from slavery” or “self-liberated” or “self-emancipated” individuals.Please honor the humanity of the millions of people treated as chattel property by naming enslaved people whenever possible.North American 19C Black activists often were activists for decades after the Civil War. Calling them “abolitionists” reduces the scope and depth of their work which extended beyond slavery both in the antebellum period and beyond.Consider using not only the term “stolen labor,” but also “stolen labor, knowledge and skills.”No one was “born a slave”; instead people were born with “free” or “slave” status.Avoid using “people of color” as a blanket term when writing about Black people or other specific groups – unless you are referencing Cuba, where “gente de color” was a legitimate term used by peoples of African descent in the nineteenth century.


mental health

virtual therapy for black lives

Terápia para gente de color

apply here

Apply for Therapy

suicide prevention 1(800)273-8255

Black lgbtq/ gender fluid links coming soon

coming soon

black trans organizations

TGI Justice Project

politics, art & Culture

black artists

bisa butler

afrolatinx: black in latin america

music K-6 lessons

17 Afrolatinx book recs

10 Afrolatinx to celebrate

art: Anna Lee/Nubian Message



black comics / creators

more to come (I am a tech teacher on summer break)