Antiracism Teacher Resources
(This section includes classroom strategies, handbooks, reference material, and background information.)
- Amnesty International—challenging discrimination
Building Bridges, Not Walls is a synopsis of key proceedings from a conference sponsored by the Consortium on Diversity in Education. Practical lesson plans include:
- Responding to racism
- The refugee experience, a lesson plan
- Diversity bingo
- Following the signing of the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement, the federal government promised to create a Canadian Race Relations Foundation to "foster racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding
and help to eliminate racism."
- Choose Your Voice
A free teacher's resource that empowers students to speak out against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination of all forms.
Action. Please sign up at www.voicesintoaction.ca.
An interactive, online (and mobile ready) educational resource Voices into Action examines issues of prejudice and intolerance with the
intention of developing students’ social consciousness. This free resource, created by non-profit FAST (creators of Choose Your Voice), provides teachers with material which fits into curriculum standards in Socials, Social Justice, Law,
History, English, and the Arts. Through case studies, films, and personal accounts students delve into some truths and horrific facts about immigration, the Holocaust, genocide, homophobia, the Aboriginal experience, and much more! VIA will
open students’ eyes to the unspeakable atrocities that various individuals and groups have undergone. Currently, new Canadians enter our classrooms besot with fears, facing exclusion while yearning for opportunities to integrate. Cyber bullying
is spreading hate at an astonishing rate. As educators we must share truths about all forms of oppression with our students so that they can choose compassion over hate and positive action over indifference. Available in French. Sign up at:
- History of Racism Canada
Useful information for classroom teachers who want students to learn about the history of racism in Canada against a variety of Canadian citizens.
- Holocaust Resource Center
- I am the Bridge: digital storytelling platform
- Islamophobia resources
- Making Space: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice Throughout the K-12 Curriculum
This resource is designed to help K-12 teachers in virtually every subject area find ways to promote awareness
and understanding of the diversity that exists within our society and support for the achievement of social justice for all people and groups.
- Myths about Hate Groups/Crimes, Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research Society.
Report on Services for Migrant Workers
- Show Racism the Red Card. Multicultural and antiracist education.
- Services to Francophones—Engaging dialogue on cultural diversity with immigrant families
- Ten Ways to Educate for Anti-Racism and to Celebrate Diversity: Ideas for Teachers
How to create a culture within your classroom to support diversity and challenge racism.
- The Positive Images toolkit is an educational resource for teachers, youth workers and other
educators to teach about migration and development.
- United Nations Association in Canada
- The UN Refugee Agency (Canada). Teachers' Corner.
- Ways to Challenge Racism
- Hier, S.P., & Bolaria, B.S. (Eds.). (2007). Race and racism in the 21st Century Canada: Continuity, complexity, and change. Peterborough, ON: Broadway Press.
- Moodley, K. (2000). Understanding the functions and forms of racism: Toward the development of promising practices. Education Canada, 40(1), 44-47.
- Nieto, Sonia. (2008). Affirming diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education. New York: Allyn & Bacon Publishers.
- St. Denis, V. (2011). Silencing Aboriginal curricular content and perspectives through multiculturalism: “There are other children here.” Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, 33(4), 306-317.