The #TeachResistance Toolkit

The #TeachResistance Toolkit is a series of lesson plans, tips for implementation, and additional resources for elementary educators that focus on the theme of young people resisting injustice. It was created by a group of New York City-based educators and parents who felt compelled to teach the young people in our lives how to respond to bigotry and unrest on the national scene, and how they could resist and make change in the world every day. You can explore the lessons one by one on the Teach Resistance site, or get the full document here:

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Each lesson plan is based on a read-aloud about a real or fictional young person who resists against injustice in their life. The books so far are One by Kathryn Otoshi, Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle, Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate, and Joelito’s Big Decision by Ann Berlak. The lesson plans include discussion questions, a related activity, and an “activist extension.”

Read them over, try them out, adapt them for your classroom! We’d love to hear your feedback. Check back here for updates as we add resources, and send us any book ideas or lessons of your own: teachresistance@gmail.com

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