Facing History and Ourselves is proud to partner with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Equity and Access (OEA) to offer professional development and educational resources to further equity and justice in NYC public schools.
Expand Your Learning from OEA Workshops
The following resources provide opportunities for educators who have completed the OEA’s Implicit Bias Workshop to explore the history of race, education, and equity.
Identity and Implicit Bias
These resources help to deepen educators’ understanding of the complexity of identity and how it factors into creating a safe learning environment, as well as to further their knowledge of implicit bias.
- Reading: Invitation to Brave Space
- Video: John Amaechi Discusses Identity
- Reading: The Blink of an Eye
- Reading: The Consequences of Stereotyping
Historical Context: Race and Educational Inequity
In order to understand the contemporary issues of race and educational inequity, these resources explore the historical context connected to the construct of race, the roots of IQ testing, the racialization of academic identity, and the resulting impact on achievement.
- Video: Race: The Power of an Illusion
- Reading: The Science of Race
- Reading: The Origins of Eugenics
- Unit: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
- Video: As American as Public School
- DVD (available for borrowing Facing History Network educators): In the White Man’s Image
- Unit: Choices in Little Rock
- Video: Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement
Historical Context: Racism and Discrimination in Response to Crisis
The anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has been coupled with a rise in racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in Europe and North America. The following resources can help educators and students understand that the racist reactions to the new coronavirus reflect a long association between disease and “outsiders.”
- Lesson: Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism
- Video and Study Guide: Becoming American: The Chinese Experience
- Lesson: The Legacies of the Chinese Exclusion Act
- Webinar: George Takei: Standing Up to Racism, Then and Now
- Lesson: The Continuing Debate Over Immigration: Who Can Become an American?
- Blog Post: Responding to Contemporary Antisemitism in the Classroom
- Video: The Roots of Anti-Judaism
- Video: Antisemitism from Enlightenment to World War I
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