DEI: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
WSWHE SLS and MultiMedia resources for you
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Educators have lots of information for subscribing districts. You can check out "new and trending" to find topics, or search for "equity" or specific subjects, from Harvey Milk to AAPI Heritage Month.
TumbleBooks has a variety of ebooks, especially in their new releases, for subscribing districts, including What Makes Us Unique, When We Are Kind, From Far Away, and I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard.
Our Rosen interactive ebooks, which are available to everyone in WSWHE, have titles in the Spotlight on Global Issues and Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning collections. Click on the button on your library.fyi page and you'll get right in. Rosen's Teen Health & Wellness, which is also available to all districts in WSWHE, has a huge section on diversity worth checking out.
TeachingBooks has a great Diverse Books Toolkit! This section is a game changer, placing many resources at your fingertips. Search for diverse books by culture or subject; find original interviews, book awards, and thematic booklists; find activities; even get a little boost on where to start in doing a collection analysis for diversity and inclusion.
Any of your general encyclopedia databases (Gale, Britannica, WorldBook, FactCite) will have information as well. For high school folks, one great bound towards equitable & inclusive interests and access is the discovery of all kinds of niche collections in the vast NOVELNY offerings from Gale. These have something for everyone from culinary arts to home improvement to agriculture to fine arts; also available are Gale Diversity Studies, Gale Gender Studies, Gale Pop Culture Studies, and so much more. World Book Student has a section called "society" that delves into cultures, beliefs, ethical issues, and more.
PBS Learning Media (free for all educators!)
Sora & NY Reads
Our Sora collection continues to grow exponentially, with an eye always towards expanding DEI resources. Check out our NY Reads add-on collection (which is always available, all the time...users just have to add the collection).