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Primary Junior Social Justice Resources

Here you will find lists of reading suggestions on topics frequently asked about by teacher candidates and teachers.

Booklists to Inspire Change

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children's Books

This current exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, August 15 - November 8, 2020 includes resources that teachers could use to introduce learning about the Civil Rights Movement. Images and text from 16 picture books, and 8-minute video, the Picture the Dream booklist (pdf), and the Family Discussion Guide all offer teachers and students paths to learning more about this Movement and its ongoing work. The exhibit features the work of Jerry and Brian Pinkney and is curated by Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Build Your Stack:  Antiracist Books for your Curriculum Today

One of the book stacks in this teacher-book-recommendations sharing project sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Lesson Plans

For posters and French resources to extend these sets of primary and junior lesson plans, go to ETFO's 365 Black Canadian Curriculum Resource site.

British Columbia Teachers' Federation Antipoverty Lesson Plans

Teacher Resources

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Guided Read Aloud for All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Susanne Kaufman

Guide by Rachel Alter, B.Ed. 2021

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Reading Guide for Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi & Ashley Lukashevsky

Guide by Rachel Alter, B.Ed. 2021


Teacher Guide Let's Talk About Prejudice (using Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester & Karen Barbour).

Guide by Alison Bromley B.Ed. 2021

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Teacher's Guide to Studying Discrimination using Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged! by Jody Nyasha Warner & Richard Rudnicki

Guide by Alison Bromley, B.Ed. 2021

6 Ways to be an Antiracist Educator. Edutopia. [video] (28 Aug 20).  Educator Dena Simmons offers strategies to guide teachers in their classroom practice.