social justice (noun) – justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society

Below are resources to support educators and families while discussing and teaching issues of social justice.

These are not exhaustive lists. All material should be used in conjunction with conversations and instruction to provide the most complete context. As with all educational materials, you should preview these resources for age appropriateness prior to using them.

focus: lgbtq+ and gender identity

PBS LearningMedia select resources

Current Events

PBS NewsHour – How Far Does the Supreme Court’s Ruling Go to Protect LGBTQ Rights? (6/16/20)

Teaching Tolerance – Gender & Sexual Identity

Resources from Teaching Tolerance to help educators shape inclusive policies and empower vulnerable students.

PBS LearningMedia – Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators

The Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators Collection offers a series of digital media resources to help administrators, guidance counselors, and educators understand and effectively address the complex and difficult issues faced by LGBTQ students.

The collection features short segments of video content from WNET’s groundbreaking LGBTQ series First Person, a digital series that delivers candid personal narratives illustrating larger conversations about gender, sexuality, social norms, and identity development. The video content is scaffolded by a suite of materials (informational text, conversation guides, discussion questions, and teaching tips) to facilitate their use in professional development settings.

focus: racial equity

general resources to use with young children

in the news – via the communicator