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Podcasts for your Classroom
Black History Month
A #1000BlackGirls database was created in direct response to the multiple requests made by educators, parents and students. GrassROOTS Community Foundation has put together a database of all the books we have received. You can browse titles by reading levels.
Check out the Learning for Justice Website
We support this mission by focusing our work with educators, students, caregivers and communities in these areas:
- Culture and Climate
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Family and Community Engagement
Since our founding as Teaching Tolerance in 1991, we have had a strong foundation of providing educational resources, and we are building on that foundation with expanded engagement opportunities for communities, especially in the South.
Our free educational resources—articles, guides, lessons, films, webinars, frameworks and more—help foster shared learning and reflection for educators, young people, caregivers and all community members. Our engagement opportunities—conferences, workshops, and school and community partnerships—provide space where people can harness collective power and take action.
Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month.
The Green Book: The Black Travelers’ Guide to Jim Crow America
“There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published. That is when we as a race will have equal opportunities and privileges in the United States. It will be a great day for us to suspend this publication for then we can go wherever we please, and without embarrassment.”
That was how the authors of the “Negro Motorist Green Book” ended the introduction to their 1948 edition. In the pages that followed, they provided a rundown of hotels, guest houses, service stations, drug stores, taverns, barber shops and restaurants that were known to be safe ports of call for African American travelers. The “Green Book” listed establishments in segregationist strongholds such as Alabama and Mississippi, but its reach also extended from Connecticut to California—any place where its readers might face prejudice or danger because of their skin color. With Jim Crowstill looming over much of the country, a motto on the guide’s cover also doubled as a warning: “Carry your Green Book with you—You may need it.”
Social documentarian and National Geographic Grantee Candacy Taylor is documenting past and present Green Book sites to preserve this critical part of history. Through photos, stories, and maps, she hopes to keep these historical sites alive.
The Negro Motorist Green Book offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class.
Join Scholastic in celebrating World Read Aloud Day with three days of free virtual events. Attend all sessions or just a few, there is something for everyone! Meet your favorite authors, play games, enjoy read alouds, hear from educational experts and more! The sessions start January 31st.
Fun fact: WRAD is on 2/2/22!!!! How amazing is that, I'm so excited!
Breaking Down the Four C's!
You can find the Four C's Rubric Here.