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A Statement from the MOST Network

 

The MOST team has worked together to collect and share resources that we hope will be useful to the field for your anti-racism work. We encourage all youth development organizations to not just include anti-racism content and approaches in your programming with youth people but to also commit to examining the practices, policies and culture of your organizations.

 

As we have embarked on this work at MOST we have identified that our organization has been blind to our white privilege and has institutionalized whiteness practices that have created a disconnect between our stated and lived values. As we move forward, in collaboration with our sister organization Maryland MENTOR, we are taking the following concrete steps as we continue to question ourselves, learn, and change:

 

 

We admit readily, in sharing this list, we are far from the experts on this topic. We know we have people and organizations in our Baltimore and Maryland communities who have dedicated their lives to anti-racism work and have deep knowledge and experience. If you would like to recommend a resource to add, especially ways to be involved in and/or support local efforts please email them to mdoutofschooltime@gmail.com.

                          

 

 

 

 

 

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General

 

60+ Resources for Talking to Kids About Racism

 

How to talk about race, justice and equality with your children

 

 

Early Grades Lesson Plans (PK-2nd grade)

 

Anti racism 101

If you’re nervous about talking about race with your kids, these books about racial diversity will give you an easy place to start destigmatizing difference & celebrating racial diversity.

 

Social justice booklist by grade

This list of curated books will help teachers introduce topics of racism, civil rights, and diversity, especially to younger students. The list is categorized by grade level and created by The National Network of State Teachers of the Year.

 

 

Elementary Grades Lesson Plans (2nd-5th grade)

 

2020 Anti-Racist Curriculum Guide

An entire drive of differentiated resources for several grade levels

 


Social justice booklist by grade

This list of curated books will help teachers introduce topics of racism, civil rights, and diversity, especially to younger students. The list is categorized by grade level and created by The National Network of State Teachers of the Year.

 

 

Middle Grades Lesson Plans (6th-8th grade)

 

Discuss Race and Police Violence in the Classroom

Washington DC Public Schools has 10 guidelines for how to work with students in grappling with these tragedies.

 

Lessons on Specific Forms of Hate, Bias, and Inequality

These lessons help us explore specific forms of hate, bias, and inequality that need

attention in specific communities and across the nation. By exploring ways specific people

and communities have been treated as if they are less valuable, students consider ways to

call for inclusion and opportunity for all.

 

I Am Not Counterstories

Using the principles of Critical Literacy, asks students to write a counternarrative. Can be used in middle or high school.

 

 

High School+ Lesson Plans (9th-12th+)

 

Toolkit for "What Is White Privilege, Really?"

This toolkit offers advice, activities and further reading suggestions for educators who want to unpack the concept of whiteness and white privilege with themselves and with students.

 

Discussing Sensitive Topics (re: The N Word in Literature) in the Classroom

To Kill a Mockingbird, like many literary works, includes both language and topics that require careful consideration from teachers and students. We believe the best way to prepare to encounter these topics is to create a class contract outlining guidelines for a respectful, reflective classroom discussion. Review “Fostering a Reflective Classroom” on page 221 for suggestions for creating classroom contracts.

 

Reflecting on George Floyd's Death and Police Violence Towards Black Americans

This Teaching Idea is a guide for teachers to begin conversations with their students about George Floyd’s death and the events that surround it. Such conversations are always difficult for teachers to facilitate, and distance learning presents added challenges to teaching sensitive material. Despite these challenges, it’s critical to make space for students to process the difficult and deeply painful events

 

Full List of Educational Resources

 

Open Source Anti-Racist Lesson Plans & Resources for Educators

 Please note: this is an actively growing & changing document for the free and open distribution of lesson plans, reading material, and documents to help educators in crafting a world we wish to see. Please use freely and distribute widely.

 

 

Resources for Personal Development

 

Good Good Good Antiracism Resource List 

 

Black Revolutionary Books and Complimentry Texts

 

University of North Carolina Antiracism Resource List

 

 

Local Organizations

 

Baltimore Racial Justice Action
https://bmoreantiracist.org/
 
Showing Up For Racial Justice 
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/
 
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
https://lbsbaltimore.com/
 
Wide Angle Media 
https://www.wideanglemedia.org/ 
 
Greater Baltimore Urban League 
http://www.gbul.org/
 
Baltimore Algebra Project 
https://www.facebook.com/baltimorealgebraproject/
 
 

Local Black Owned Bookstores

 

Washington, DC

Mahogany Books

Sankofa Video Books & Cafe

Loyalty Bookstore

Solid State Books

 

Baltimore, MD
Everyone’s Place

 

Gwynn Oak, MD
Wisdom Book Center

 

Silver Spring, MD
Loyalty Bookstore