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RACE: Are we so different? October 6, 2012 through January 27, 2013


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For more information about the exhibit, visit the American Antropological Association's official RACE website. The amazing content, interactive games and activities, and research pages is an excellent place to start learning about race or enrich your existing knowledge!
Visiting the exhibit with your students or children? Check out the following resource guides for teachers and parents who are planning on visiting RACE: Are We So Different?. These offer ideas for activities and discussion to help teach children, students and adults about race and racism.
A Family Guide to Talking About Race (pdf)
A Teacherís Guide for High School (pdf)
A Teacherís Guide for Middle School (pdf)
An Educator's Guide to the RACE Exhibit for Middle School and High School (pdf)
An Educator's Guide to the RACE Exhibit for K - Grade 5 (pdf)
What If All the Children in My Class Are White? (pdf)  

Authors Louise Derman-Sparks and Patricia Ramsey offer recommendations on how to teach young white children about multiculturalism and anti-bias through early identity formation and socio-emotional development.

 

Cognitive Dissonance: A Critical Tool in Social Justice Teaching (pdf)  

This article by Paul Gorski introduces the idea of cognitive dissonance. He outlines how it can be used as a tool to understand and deconstruct internalized beliefs and biases we each carry.

 

Reading to End Racismô Book List (pdf)  

This document lists children's books recommended for teaching elementary and middle school students about race, identity, and equality. The list has been compiled for the Reading to End Racism program.

 

RACE Reading List (pdf)   For further reading about race and racism, consult the RACE Reading List, compiled by local racial justice activist and Reading to End Racism founder, Dr. Denise Dunbar. Dr. Dunbar offers a thorough list of books on the topics of colorblindness, whiteness, social justice and law, race and racism in Vermont, and race in education.

 

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