Change Starts With Me
Talking About Race in the Elementary Classroom
Make a positive impact on how elementary students view and understand race discrimination. Use this guide to tactfully tackle topics such as White silence, the scientific origin of skin color, and societal fears of being perceived as a racist by giving you real-world examples to use in the classroom.
An elementary teacher's guide to breaking the unproductive silence surrounding race and racism.
You can make a difference in how young students see and understand race and racism. Grounded in real-world examples, this accessible, insightful guide tackles topics like White silence, the scientific origin of skin color, and societal fears of being perceived as a racist. Readers will find solutions to overcome barriers like inherent biases and wary parents while helping students understand emotional and complex issues.
Elementary classroom teachers will:
- Help young children develop a foundational understanding about race and racism rooted in anti-bias practices
- Vicariously experience a classroom’s transformation from silent to celebratory
- Learn and teach the scientific origins of skin color and how differences should be acknowledged and celebrated
- Build skills in maintaining transparency and clear communication with hesitant parents
- Gain confidence to break the silence surrounding these complex and profound topics
Product Code: BKG034
Published By: Solution Tree