Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
The ADL’s Book of the Month
is a collection of featured books is from the its Recommended Multicultural and Anti-Bias Books for Children. Intended for educators, parents and other caregivers of early childhood and elementary aged children, these books promote respect for diversity, teach about bias and prejudice, and encourage social action. Reading the children's books listed on this site with your children and incorporating them into instruction is an excellent way to talk about these important concepts in your classroom. Each book entry includes the book title and author, a brief annotation, ISBN, publication date, publisher, a suggested reading level, and book category(ies). The reading levels are only suggestions for adults to use when choosing books for children. Many of the books lend themselves to being read aloud to children of any age. The ADL strongly suggests reviewing books carefully before selecting them to determine age or grade level and content. Each book of the month includes discussion questions and suggestions for three extension activities for educators to incorporate into classroom instruction.
The ADL offers lesson plans through its Current Events Classroom
, a collection of timely and relevant brief lesson plans that assist K-12 educators in teaching news topics and other issues of the day. Each lesson helps students analyze the topic through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens.
High School Lessons
and additional lessons
Common Sense Media
to see important update from CommonSense Media on inappropriate digital behavior to be aware of this school year
October is Bullying Prevention Month
and October 22nd
is Unity Day
. PACER, which launched Bullying Prevention Month in 2006,
provides multiple resources
for educators including a Pre-K -12 Book Club
of titles and related resources that address bullying and educator toolkits.
GLSEN offers lessons on the elementary, middle
and high school
level and important additional resources
for No Name Calling Week
(January 19-23, 2015) to help teachers and students celebrate kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias.
To Prevent Bullying the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) has launched KnowBullying
- a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others information and support to address youth bullying. The KnowBullying mobile app, developed in collaboration with the federal partnership StopBullying.gov
is available for iPhone and Android users.
Key features include: * How to start a conversation with a child about bullying * How to prevent bullying for ages 3-6, 7-13, and older teens * How to recognize whether bullying is affecting a child * How and when to talk with children about bullying issues * Getting advice and support through social media-Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, and text messages
* Educator-focused strategies for preventing bullying in the classroom and supporting children who are being bullied
Download the KnowBullying
app and the promotional postcard
and flier .
Learn about more resources at StopBullying.gov.
Tanenbaum and Teaching ToleranceTanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance
have partnered to create a series of webinars about the importance of including religious diversity in classroom content. Participants will learn ways to create and modify lessons plans so they address religious diversity and will be prepared to facilitate classroom discussions about religious diversity and beliefs. Each webinar will offer a variety of helpful tools and an after-session resource pack filled with turnkey tips and lesson plans. The next webinar in the series is August 20th.
The National Education Association (NEA)
The NEA Bullying Prevention Kit: Designed by educators for educators, this kit reflects the best available research on bullying prevention. To access different subject areas, click on Bully Free Campaign
What is Bullying?
How Do I Intervene?
How Do I Advocate?
The NEA also offers additional resources and tools.