This list is in process. We plan to update it periodically at least as
long as our project continues (currently through 2001). At this point,
we are not recommending any particular resources over others. Resources
that appear on this list have not been through any kind of screening or
evaluation; we are simply passing the information along and expecting
that interested users will review any materials themselves. Also, please
note that we have tried to include only resources that specifically address
inter-group relations, and have not included the vast materials that teach
about a single group.
Videos and Films: (note that many of these require a
Color of Fear. Lee Mun-Wah holds a dialogue with six men, including
Asian, African American, European American, and Latino men about race
and racism in their lives. To find out how this video can be used in your
context and for information on local facilitators contact: Stir Fry Consulting 470
3rd Street Oakland Ca. 510-419-3930
Skin Deep. A group of multicultural college students dialogue
on issues of race and racism. Originally filmed in 1994, includes an update
fimed with four of the students in 1997. Discussion guide included.For
more information: Iris Films Website: www.irisfilms.org
or, write to Skin Deep, c/o 105 Terry Drive, Suite 120 Newton, PA 18940-3425
Peace Talks: Stepping up to Peace. Series of videos shows multiethnic
groups of teenagers in three citiesThe Bronx, NY; Talahassee,
FL; and Pinole, CA --talking about violence, race relations, and building
community. Michael Pritchard is the facilitator. Distributed by: The Bureau
for At-Risk Youth. 135 Dupont St., Plainview, NY 11803
Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary. An award winning documentary
on the conflicts and tensions created by the current anti-immigrant, anti-bilingual
climate and the impact on teachers and children. Good for raising awareness,
but does not provide strategies or solutions. For more information call:
Video Finders 1-800-842-2298
Off Track: Classroom Privilege for All. By Michele Fine, et al.
"This video takes the viewer into a World Literatures classroom where
all the students in the roomlower income, middle class, and
affluent: white, African American, Asian-American and Latino; girls and
boys; those automatically advanced and those who have been
labeled in need of special educationreceive and
produce high quality education. Ideal for staff development." 30 min.
NECA/Teaching for Change PO Box 73038 Washington, DC 20056-3038 Phone:
(202) 238-2379 FAX ((202) 238-2378 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.teachingforchange.org
Rethinking Schools (An Urban Educational Journal). Regularly contains
features addressing issues of ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity
from critical perspectives.
Rethinking Schools, Ltd. 1001 E. Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Tel:
(414) 964-9646; FAX: (414) 964-7220. Current subscription Rates: $12.50
for one year
Teaching Tolerance. Designed for teachers. Published by the Southern
Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Alabama 36104. Tel:
(334) 264-0268; Order FAX: (334) 264-3121. Free to educators who request
subscription on school letterhead.
Making the Peace: A 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum for
Young People. By Paul Kivel and Alan Creighton. Designed for high
school students. Distributed by: Hunter House Inc. PO Box 2914. Alameda,
CA 94501-0914 Tel: (510) 865-5282 Fax: (510) 865-4295
Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to promote
Race, Sex, Class and Age Equity. Schniedewind, N., and E. Davidson.
(1998). "Grades K-12. Useful for teachers and parents. Ready-to-use classroom
lessons to build trust, communication and cooperation; challenge stereotypes;
analyze the impact of discrimination; and learn how to create change."
Allyn and Bacon. Available from: NECA/Teaching for Change (202) 238-2379
Cooperative Learning: A Response to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity.
Daniel D. Holt, editor.
"This book provides teacher trainers with the theoretical rationale and
practical strategies for creating successful group activities for students
from diverse language backgrounds. It brings together two fields, cooperative
learning and applied linguistics, to create optimal schooling experiences
for all students." Delta Systems Co., Inc. 1400 Miller Prkwy., McHenry,
Order toll-free from at 1-800-323-8270 (9-5 EST). The cost is $18.95
plus shipping and handling.
Conflict Resolution: An Elementary School Curriculum, and
Conflict Resolution: A Secondary School Curriculum
The Community Board Program, Inc.
Conflict Resolution Resources for Schools and Youth
These curricula are widely used in the greater San Francisco Bay area.
They seem to be popular due to their "human relations / how-to-get-along"
orientation as well as their teacher friendly lesson plan format. The
elementary curriculum does not, however, deal explicitly with conflicts
about ethnicity, race and racism.
1540 Market Street, #490 San Francisco, CA 94102. Tel: (415) 552-1250
Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children. By
Louise Derman Sparks. (1989) Curriculum developed with premise that very
young children absorb societal biases. National Association for the Education
of Young Children; 1834 Connecticut Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20009-5786.
Different and the Same: Helping Children Identify and Prevent Prejudice.
(1995, Family Communications). Units include: Name calling; Being excluded
from mainstream culture; Speaking a different language; Stereotyping;
Standing up against prejudice; Interracial friendships; Cultural identity/assimilation;
Definitions of being American; Hate crimes.
GPN Box 80669, Lincoln, NE 68501-0669 To order, call (800) 228-4630 FAX:
Organizations that provide assistance and materials:
A World of Difference. Developed by the Anti-defamation League
of BNai Brith, this program offers teachers and community
groups free workshops in such areas as designing extracurricular activities
for youth, teaching conflict resolution techniques, and involving immigrant
parents in their childrens activities.
Bridges: A School Inter-Ethnic Relations Program. Orange County
1300 South Grand Ave, Building B; Santa Ana, CA 92705. Tel: (714) 567-7470.
Conflict Resolution Unlimited. Student Mediation Programs for
students at elementary, middle and high school levels can help create
more productive lives. The program is an effective way to teach anger
management, conflict resolution, and basic communication skills to young
people. It is preventative as it targets high risk students and
helps them develop self esteem as well as new strategies for dealing with
conflict including cultural diversity issues . . . including a
team of trainers who practice mediation and who also reflect ethnic,
cultural and gender diversity. CRU 845 106th Avenue NE, Suite 109;
Bellevue, WA 98004 Tel: 206-451-4015 Fax: 206-451-1477 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educators for Social Responsibility. Books, videos, and professional
development workshops. For more information: 1-800-370-2515. FAX (617)
864-5164. E-mail: email@example.com
Web site: http://www.benjerry.com.esr
Facing History and Ourselves: An approach, rather than a curriculum
package, that teaches students to critically examine historical events,
most intensely the Holocaust, to help them understand the roots of racism
and hatred and to promote a more humane and informed citizenry.
Main Office: 16 Hurd Road; Brookline, MA 02146. Tel: (617)232-1595. Fax:
Network of Educators on the Americas (NECA) and the Teaching
for Change Project.
"NECAs goal is to promote peace, justice and human rights through
critical, anti-racist, multicultural education. NECA creates opportunities
for the development of equitable relationships among families, students,
school staff and community members. We believe that these relationships
are essential to transform schools so that they are academically rigorous,
participatory, culturally affirming, equitable, liberating, connected
to the community, and respectful of the strengths that people bring. NECA
offers speakers, seminars, and staff development workshops."
Teaching for Change was launched to provide resources for school
staff and parents who seek to transform schools. Going beyond the traditional
"heroes and holidays" approach, the materials in the Teaching for Change
Catalog help educators integrate the experiences of the peoples who have
been left in the margins of the curriculum: African Americans, Latinos,
Native Americans, Asians, women, and working-class people of all races.
For free catalog:
NECA/Teaching for Change PO Box 73038 Washington, DC 20056-3038 Phone:
(202) 238-2379 FAX ((202) 238-2378 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR (Students Talking about Racism): Designed by the People for
the American Way to help middle and high school students confront feelings
about prejudice and diversity through discussions facilitated by college
students/peer mentors. Used in the San Francisco schools, Los Angeles
USD, and elsewhere. Dr. Joe McKenna, STAR Managing Director, 2852 South
Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064-3613. Telephone: (310) 478-5857
Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond. This cadre of
very experienced and knowledgeable multicultural trainers provide workshops
in leadership, community empowerment and unlearning racism. Based in Louisiana,
they regularly conduct training workshops throughout the country.
1444 N. Johnson Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 Telephone: (504)
TODOS Institute: A co-producer of the Making the Peace curriculum,
they conduct training on conflict resolution that explicitly address issues
of ethnicity, culture, and race/racism.
1203 Preservation Way Oakland, California Telephone: 510-835-2433
West Oakland Health Council Conflict Resolution Program: Trains
students in cross-cultural conciliation skills to help resolve conflicts
among peers. Run by Millie Cleveland.
WOHC 2730 Adeline Street Oakland CA 94607 (510) 430-1771
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. (address?) Provides
information and materials on SEED model for dialogue groups. SEED stands
for Seeking Educational Equity in Diversity. Five stage model of inclusion
developed by Peggy McIntosh.
Youth Together: Multicultural Student Teams Leading for Cross Cultural
Understanding, Respect, and Justice. A youth program in five high
schools in Oakland, Richmond, and Berkeley, CA.
For information, contact Margaretta Lin, ARC Associates, 1212 Broadway,
#400, Oakland, CA 94612.
Tel: (510) 834-9455. FAX (510) 763-1490 Web site: www.arcassociates.org
Alameda County Office of Education. (1997). Hate Motivated Behavior
in Schools: Response Strategies for School Boards, Administrators, Law
Enforcement, and Communities. Hayward, CA: Alameda County Office
Banks, James. (1997). Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies. Allyn
Bigelow, B., et al. (1994). Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching
for Equity and Justice. "This 216 page booklet includes creative
teaching, ideas, compelling narratives, and hands on examples of ways
teachers can promote values of community, justice and equalityand
build academic skills." ($6) Rethinking Schools, Ltd. 1001 E. Keefe
Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212.
Tel: (414) 964-9646; FAX: (414) 964-7220.
Cantor, Ralph, et al. Days of Respect: Organizing a School-Wide
Violence Prevention Program. "Step-by-step instructions for putting
together an event that brings together students, parents, teachers
and community leaders for a common goal: preventing violence and creating
an atmosphere of respect in school." Publisher: Hunter House Inc.
PO Box 2914. Alameda, CA 94501-0914. Tel: (510) 865-5282 Fax: (510)
865-4295. $15. Also available from: NECA/Teaching for Change (202)-238-2379
Delpit, Lisa. (1995) Other Peoples Children: Cultural Conflict
in the Classroom. New York, NY: The New Press.
Lee, Enid, et al. (1998). Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical
Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development.
". . . offers classroom lesson plans, staff development activities,
reflections on teaching and an extensive resource guide for any educator
who wants to go beyond the heroes and holidays approach
as they address multicultural education in their school. . .: $27 Available
from: NECA/Teaching for Change (202) 238-2379
Grant, C., and Sleeter, C. (1991). Turning On Learning: Five Approaches
to Race, Class, Gender, and Disability. Merrill Press/Prentice Hall
Tatum, Beverly. (1997). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together
in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race. Scranton,
PA: Harper Collins. (800) 331-3761.
Zinn, Howard. (1995). A Peoples History of the United States.
Hate Crime: A Sourcebook for Schools. Handbook for schools that
helps schools understand what a hate crime is, its causes, and
how to design policies, programs, and practices to combat hate crimes.
Available from Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory:
McIntosh, Peggy. (1989). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack.
Peace and Freedom, July/August 89.
Lee, Enid. (1994). Taking Multicultural, Anti-racist education seriously.
In Rethinking Classrooms, Teaching for Equity and Justice, (Rethinking
For information about this list or for a more recent copy, please
Rosemary Henze, ARC Associates, 1212 Broadway #400, Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510) 834-9455 Fax: (510) 763-1490 E-mail: email@example.com