Let’s learn about everyone’s beautiful, intricate cultural expressions and how, in the present and past, many people have been treated very poorly and suffered violence. Be a part of the change! Celebrate in our differences and recognize how we can all do better in our everyday lives.
The Mountain of SGaana- Haida Short Film
Access more Indigenous short films here: https://www.nfb.ca/playlist/indigenous-cinema-classroom-ages-611/
Chapter Book (Ages 8+)
A Good Kind of Trouble- Lisa Moore Ramee
Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Shay’s sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum.
Available at Mosaic Books & ORL
Who Am I? Race Awareness Game for iPhone and iPad (free)
A two-player game meant for a parent and child where the chooser shows the iPad screen so the players see a set of faces. The Chooser selects a face. The other players, the Lookers, try to guess which face the first player chose. Players can test out their detective skills by asking questions about the physical appearance of the target face (i.e. gender, age, race, etc.) to eliminate the other choices. The important part of this game is to “act as a catalyst for meaningful discussions between parents and children about race, ethnicity, and culture. It contains photographs and personal quotes from a wide selection of real people.