After hearing about the tragic New Zealand shootings, I wanted to figure out a way I can move beyond “thoughts and prayers” and take some action in my own classroom. I wrote this lesson plan about anti-discrimination and acceptance in order to give other educators a resource to take action.
Recent research has proven the racism that lies within Dr. Seuss. Colorful Pages is presenting book/lesson alternatives to Dr. Seuss so that you can pick Anti-Racism over "Tradition".
We have created a Colorful Pages Lesson Plan surrounding Kelly DiPucchio's book for Grades 2-4. The lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards for all three of those grades and can be easily aligned to your state's social studies standards. In this lesson, students discuss and research the question, “What is the US Presidential Election?” using Grace for President and a KWL (Know-Wonder/Want-Learn) Chart.
"However, while creating my SEL lessons, I always run into the same problem/question: Where are all the SEL books with children of color??? This problem runs deeper than I can get into for a Fast Five Friday article, but, through this article, I hope that I can help temporarily alleviate the problem by showcasing you all some good and colorful books."
Black Lives Matter at Schools Week is Feb. 4-8. Read to find out why it is important and get 4 resources you need for your classroom!