As many communities pass the one-year mark of distance learning, quarantine and loss, it’s important to acknowledge the undeniable impact of the pandemic on all of our lives—including the ways students experience school. We hope these resources help.
Amid ongoing anti-trans legislation proposals, we urge you to acknowledge, uplift and teach about transgender women on this International Women’s Day—and throughout the year. This interview with transgender activist Hazel Edwards will help you reflect on ways to create a more inclusive environment for trans students. And displaying these One World posters featuring quotes by transgender women advocates will let your transgender students know you support them.
During Women’s History Month and year-round, recognize and uplift women change makers who are more likely to have been silenced or hidden from history. Use these resources to introduce students to a diversity of women—and show them that they, too, are change makers.
This Read Across America Week, we hope you’ll continue introducing diverse texts to all of your students. We also encourage you to incorporate inclusive young readers’ editions in your curricula and organize social justice reading groups to discuss a diverse range of stories and critical topics alongside students and caregivers.
Students notice when Black history is taught only in February, but they deserve to learn this American history year-round. These resources emphasize engaging students' communities and lived experiences, including how you can incorporate local stories in lessons—and move Black history from the margins to your everyday curriculum.