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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Resources for Classrooms

Difference -- however we might define that -- is good. It makes us who we are and makes the world wonderful. Students must understand that, and strive for a more inclusive world that extinguishes oppressive forces like racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and beyond. These picks -- which highlight our world's vast diversity and promote equity -- will open students' minds, get them to reflect on their own privileges, and help them better understand other people, perspectives, and cultures. Some of these picks will also cultivate students' empathy and integrity, putting students on the path to social change and activism.

Asian Art Museum Visit Website: http://education.asianart.org
Inventive lessons and activities integrate Asian history, art, and more
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
One Globe Kids - Friends Around the World Publisher: Globe Smart Kids
Beautiful photos and stories build cultural knowledge, self-awareness
Grades K-4
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
National Museum of African American History and Culture Visit Website: https://nmaahc.si.edu
Powerful stories and media centralize African-American history
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Teaching Tolerance Visit Website: http://www.tolerance.org/
Thought-provoking classroom resources support diversity education
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Who Am I? Race Awareness Game Publisher: Playtime Interactive
Q&A game gets students talking about diversity honestly, responsibly
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
The Wonderment Visit Website: https://thewonderment.com/
Ambitious global community aims for public good through student engagement
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Quandary Publisher: Learning Games Network
Slick but dialogue heavy ethics game teaches students to make tough decisions
Grades 2-8
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
PenPal Schools Visit Website: https://penpalschools.com/
Collaborative lessons connect students across the globe
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
EDSITEment Visit Website: http://edsitement.neh.gov/
Extensive humanities resource offers deep well of great content
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) Publisher: E-Line Media
Illuminating native Alaskan folktale supports SEL skills
Grades 5-12
Type Game
Price 14.99
Platforms PS4, Windows, Xbox One
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Facing History and Ourselves Visit Website: https://www.facinghistory.org/
A wealth of resources explore racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
The Knotted Line Visit Website: http://knottedline.com/
Unique, artistic timeline lets kids explore freedom in U.S. history
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Listenwise Visit Website: https://listenwise.com
Bring real-world stories from public radio into the classroom
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
NYTVR Publisher: The New York Times Company
Immersive 360-degree videos take users inside the headlines
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Roadtrip Nation Visit Website: http://roadtripnation.org/
Outstanding site motivates kids to follow dreams, work hard
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price $20-$25 per student
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
StoryCorps Visit Website: http://storycorps.org/
From the everyday to the extraordinary, personal interviews get kids listening
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Youth Radio Visit Website: http://www.youthradio.org
A stellar take on the news from diverse kid journalists
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
American Social History Project Visit Website: http://ashp.cuny.edu/
Deep, research-backed resources highlight America's rich diversity
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Curating Change Visit Website: http://exhibitions.globalfundforwomen.org/curating-change-2014
Inspiring showcase of women from all over the world
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
The Learning Network Visit Website: http://www.nytimes.com/learning
Process current events through engaging NYT-style lens
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Your Commonwealth Visit Website: http://www.yourcommonwealth.org
Engage with passionate international perspectives from youth
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Youth Voices Visit Website: https://www.youthvoices.live/
Vibrant online community hosts authentic student writing
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Write the World Visit Website: http://www.writetheworld.com
Global community helps young writers write, revise, think, and grow
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Global Oneness Project Visit Website: https://www.globalonenessproject.org/
Dynamic multimedia resources explore life experiences around the world
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
K-TOWN'92 Visit Website: http://ktown92.com/
LA riot videos shake up dominant narrative
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
NPR: Borderland Visit Website: http://apps.npr.org/borderland/
Illuminating, up-close-and-personal visit to the U.S.-Mexico border
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Parable of the Polygons Visit Website: http://ncase.me/polygons/
Dynamic interactive helps classrooms explore topics of bias, diversity
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4