These videos help to explain complex topics to young audiences
Be Boldly Anti-Racist - Elementary school educator, Naomi O’Brien, asks: “How did I become boldly anti-racist? By following my mom’s example. How can you be bold and set an example for your kids and students?”
How to Talk to Kids About Race - In a new episode of Home School, The Atlantic’s animated series about parenting, author Jeremy Tisby offers advice on how to have a conversation with children about race, from experiential learning to watching classic animated films.
How I Teach Kids About Racism (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) - This video is about elementary school teachers sharing the lessons they teach each year to introduce the topic of racism to their kindergarten and first grade students.
How Parents Can Help Kids Understand the Protests and Fight Racism - Dr. Janet Taylor shares advice with parents who may be struggling to talk about racism and the unrest that has erupted after the death of George Floyd.
Let’s Talk About Race - The Tutu Teacher made this video for kindergarten students. In the video, she discusses what racism is and how it’s impacted the lives of Black and Brown people. She also reads aloud the story Let’s Talk about Race.
Sesame Street: Song: I Love My Hair - Sesame Street invites children to “…sing along and make the world aware that YOU love your hair!”
Woke Read Alouds - In this video, Ki reads the story Wings by author/illustrator Christopher Myers. They take readers on a fun, animated, and thoughtful journey through the book, leaving time for think alouds and responses from kids. They also include reading strategies, resources, and tips for parents throughout. This resource services as a full academic read aloud.
Kids Talk About Segregation - It’s been 62 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but the percentage of racially segregated schools in the United States has been growing steadily over the past 15 years. New York has the most segregated schools in the country. This video talks to Bronx 5th graders about what segregation looks like today
A Kids Book About Racism - This read aloud is, as the title suggests, a kids’ book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens.
A Kids Book About Belonging - This read aloud tackles what it’s like when you feel like you belong to a group or family or team and what it’s like when you don’t. It addresses what it feels like when you don’t fit in, or when others don’t want you around. This book teaches kids how to belong to themselves and how that helps them belong anywhere.
SAY SOMETHING Read Aloud - This read aloud of SAY SOMETHING helps explain race to kids as well as the importance of speaking up.
Students Learn A Powerful Lesson About Privilege - Using a recycling bin and some scrap paper, this video showcases a powerful exercise about privilege. Do all students have the same opportunities?