Sonoma County Office of Education

Social Justice, Racism, and Diversity: Tools, Resources, and Organizations


Brief Description

  • Find resources, background information, and discussion guidance on
  • the history and context of the Black Lives Matter movement with the book: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina.
  • Facilitate discussions of racial disparity in the criminal justice system with The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
  • Pair this video book trailer with these discussion questions for When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • This site lists movies to help you teach about Black Lives Matter and other social justice issues.
  • Includes a list of the best podcasts for teens;
  • resources for understanding climate change
  • history of pandemics

Teaching People's History

The Zin Project turns your history teaching upside down – give it a shot.

Some lessons:

  • 3rd Grade Climate Change
  • Tulsa Massacre
  • Constitutional Convention
  • more more more more more....

Stanford History Education Group

Teaching history through primary sources – asking questions – examining history critically. Using images as document based questions –DBQ-

15 Classroom Resources for discussing racism, policing, and protest:

A booklist of reading to help you discover your own bias; and move forward with your teaching.

Offers a newsletter that comes to your mailbox filled with teacher related information on a wide variety of topics.